Elementary Statistics for Geographers

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Guilford Press, 1996 - Science - 640 pages
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Statistics courses frequently gloss over the foundations of statistical analysis and concentrate solely on method. As a result, students are able to perform the techniques, but do not know when to utilize them or how to interpret results incorporating statistical methods. Designed to give geography students a solid understanding of key statistical concepts, this in-depth text both presents basic techniques and fully explores their meaning and importance. Structured for optimal classroom use, the book includes helpful student exercises with answer keys. Four broad sections provide comprehensive coverage of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, statistical relationships between two variables, and modern methods of analysis.

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This book provides some good examples for some statistical test but it can also be confusing for other test. It is very straight forward for the basic descriptive analysis material but as the book gets into distribution it can be very misleading. I especially found the chapter on ANOVA very hard to follow.  

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(UPDATED BY KL, 10/21/03)
James E. Burt is Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin/n-/Madison.

Gerald M. Barber currently teaches in the Department of Geography at Queen's University in Canada and maintains an independent consulting practice.

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