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It should be stated on the outset: this is an excellent textbook recommended for all geographers, students and teachers alike. The book excels in many aspects: its content is rich and well balanced, its clarity is superb, and it is replete with examples and exercises. The book is user-friendly to students who are interested in understanding the application of statistical tests and in properly interpreting the results, rather than in delving in the mathematics involved.
This book provides students with everything they need to know in both a basic statistics course and also in introductory courses focused on spatial data analysis. It is extremely well-written, well-organised and has plenty of easily understood examples - really the ideal textbook. I recommend it extremely highlyStewart Fotheringham Director, National Centre for Geocomputation National University of Ireland Maynooth
It should be stated on the outset: this is an excellent textbook recommended for
The textbook strikes a nice balance between intuition and some formal treatment of the material. The real value added as a textbook in Geography are the chapters on spatial aspects of canonical regression analysis
This is an excellent book for giving students meaningful examples from the realms of geography. The text is clear and contains a logical structure. However it is quite a dense text covering a lot of areas.
The best book available on the market and a previous instructor used the second edition.
Statistical techniques and procedures are applied in all fields of academic research; wherever data are collected and summarized or wherever any numerical information is analyzed, or research is conducted, statistics are needed for analysis and interpretation of results.
Statistics could be used to analyze geographical data in numerous ways:
• To describe and summarize spatial data.
• To make generalizations concerning complex spatial patterns.
• To estimate the probability of outcomes for an event at a given location.
Good all round text. Useful for a number of study areas/disciplines.
The first two chapters in Statistical Methods for Geography provide a particularly useful introduction to the use of statistics in the discipline for undergraduates. Subsequent chapters provide valuable examples of a variety of analyses that can be used to support modules in statistics and dissertation planning.
Although I continue to find parts of this book useful, for my purposes it is a tough mix by having some parts that are too challenging for my undergraduate class, but too basic for my graduate class. If it fell neatly into one of those categories (UG or Grad), I would be more inclined to use it. Or, if it were more comprehensive, it could serve BOTH my classes (i.e. assign it to both and progress from simpler to harder material over two consecutive semesters).
This book covers all the topics that I cover in my course.
Although this text contains several mistakes with respect to formulae, it is a concise and appropriate text book for an introductory course in statistics for geography. There is definitely a good selection of descriptive and inferential statistics, but like most texts fails to provide a good overview of non-parametric tests. Overall, a good complimentary book for the course. It will be recommended for stronger students and those who wish to attend graduate school as it does cover a few advance techniques in spatial analysis.
This will certainly be a useful text for section of course covering stats. Written in a clear style with plenty of good empirical material to outline practical use of techniques.
Will request copies to be ordered for University Library.
As well as providing a solid statistical foundation, several of the examples in this book also remind us that 'geography matters'. Its coverage of linear regression using categorical dependent variables and of logistic regression sets it apart from other introductory level statistical texts in Geography.
Everything students need to know. Comprehensive and readable.
A revised 3rd edition of an excellent "classic" textbook.
Congratulations to Peter Rogerson for making stats so accessible.
A good introduction to statistical methods, particularly useful for its coverage of distinctive geographical applications
Seems a very relevant book. Need more time to see what parts could be used, compared with some other textbooks we use till now
This is a useful book for Dissertation students, and I will be recommending it to students in my introductory materials and on an ad hoc basis when students seek advice.