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Quantitative Geography
The Basics

First Edition


September 2016 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Numerical data are everywhere. Charts and statistics appear not just in geography journals but also in the media, in public policy, and in business and commerce too. To engage with quantitative geography, we must engage with the quantitative methods used to collect, analyse, present and interpret these data.

Quantitative Geography: The Basics is the perfect introduction for undergraduates beginning any quantitative methods course. Written in short, user-friendly chapters with full-colour diagrams, the book guides the reader through a wide range of topics from the basic to the more advanced, including:
  • Statistics
  • Maths
  • Graphics
  • Models
  • Mapping and GIS
  • R
Closely aligned with the Q-Step quantitative social science programme, Quantitative Geography: The Basics is the ideal starting point for understanding and exploring this fundamental area of Geography. 
 
PART 1: ABOUT QUANTITATIVE GEOGRAPHY
 
Introducing Quantitative Geography
 
The Use and Abuse of Statistics
 
PART 2: FOUNDATIONS OF QUANTITATIVE GEOGRAPHY
 
Principles of Statistics (or, how statistics work)
 
Some Maths and Notation
 
Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
 
Statistical Testing, statistical significance and why they are contentious
 
PART 3: DOING QUANTITATIVE GEOGRAPHY
 
Data Presentation and Graphics
 
Mapping and GIS
 
Looking at Relationships and Creating Models
 
Multiple regression and geography
 
Analysing Geographical Patterns and Differences
 
An Introduction to R

A good overall understanding of the key areas of Quantitative Geography with good links to course material.

Mrs Honor Holloway
Home Learning College, Bucks New University
September 23, 2016
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Sample Materials & Chapters

Quantitative Geography: Mapping and GIS


Richard Harris

Richard Harris is Professor of Quantitative Social Geography at the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol. He is the lead author on two textbooks about quantitative methods in geography and related disciplines: Statistics for Geography and Environmental Science (Prentice Hall, 2011) and Geodemographics, GIS and Neighbourhood Targeting (Wiley, 2005). Richard's research interests are in the geographies of education and the education of geographers. He is currently Director of Bristol Q-Step Centre, part of a multimillion pound UK initiative to raise quantitative skills training among social science students, and... More About Author

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