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
Part 2: FOUNDATIONS OF QUANTITATIVE GEOGRAPHY
- Chapter 3: Principles of Statistics (or, How Statistics Work)
- Chapter 4: Some Maths and Notation
- Chapter 5: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
- Chapter 6: Statistical Testing, Statistical Significance and Why They Are Contentious
Part 3: DOING QUANTITATIVE GEOGRAPHY