Simple Statistical Tests for Geography

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Author: Danny McCarroll

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498758894

Category: Mathematics

Page: 360

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This book is aimed directly at students of geography, particularly those who lack confidence in manipulating numbers. The aim is not to teach the mathematics behind statistical tests, but to focus on the logic, so that students can choose the most appropriate tests, apply them in the most convenient way and make sense of the results. Introductory chapters explain how to use statistical methods and then the tests are arranged according to the type of data that they require. Diagrams are used to guide students toward the most appropriate tests. The focus is on nonparametric methods that make very few assumptions and are appropriate for the kinds of data that many students will collect. Parametric methods, including Student’s t-tests, correlation and regression are also covered. Although aimed directly at geography students at senior undergraduate and graduate level, this book provides an accessible introduction to a wide range of statistical methods and will be of value to students and researchers in allied disciplines including Earth and environmental science, and the social sciences.

Research Methods for Organizational Studies

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Author: Donald P. Schwab

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135704910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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This revision of a best selling research methods textbook introduces social science methods as applied broadly to the study of issues that arise as part of organizational life. These include issues involving organizational participants such as managers, teachers, customers, patients and clients, and transactions within and between organizations. In this new edition, chapter 19 now focuses on describing the modeling process and outcomes. An entirely new chapter 20 now addresses challenges to modeling. It goes substantially beyond a discussion of statistical inference. It also discusses issues in interpreting variance, explained estimates, and standardized and unstandardized regression coefficients. A new capstone chapter 21 helps students recognize good research. This textbook is accompanied by an Instructor's Manual for course use.

An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography and Environmental Studies

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Author: Daniel Montello,Paul Sutton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271919

Category: Science

Page: 328

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"Montello and Sutton is one of the best texts I've used in seminars on research methodology. The text offers a clear balance of quantitative vs. qualitative and physical vs. human which I've found particularly valuable. The chapters on research ethics, scientific communication, information technologies and data visualization are excellent" - Kenneth E. Foote, Department of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder This is a broad and integrative introduction to the conduct and interpretation of scientific research, covering both geography and environmental studies. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students, it: Explains both the conceptual and the technical aspects of research, as well as all phases of the research process Combines approaches in physical geography and environmental science, human geography and human-environment relations, and geographic and environmental information techniques (such as GIS, cartography, and remote sensing) Combines natural and social scientific approaches common to subjects in geography and environmental studies Includes case studies of actual research projects to demonstrate the breadth of approaches taken It will be core reading for students studying scientific research methods in geography, environmental studies and related disciplines such as planning and earth science.

Scan Statistics

Methods and Applications

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Author: Joseph Glaz,Vladimir Pozdnyakov,Sylvan Wallenstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817647490

Category: Mathematics

Page: 394

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Scan statistics is currently one of the most active and important areas of research in applied probability and statistics, having applications to a wide variety of fields: archaeology, astronomy, bioinformatics, biosurveillance, molecular biology, genetics, computer science, electrical engineering, geography, material sciences, physics, reconnaissance, reliability and quality control, telecommunication, and epidemiology. Filling a gap in the literature, this self-contained volume brings together a collection of selected chapters illustrating the depth and diversity of theory, methods and applications in the area of scan statistics.

Springer Handbook of Geographic Information

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Author: Wolfgang Kresse,David M. Danko

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540726780

Category: Computers

Page: 1200

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Computer science provides a powerful tool that was virtually unknown three generations ago. Some of the classical fields of knowledge are geodesy (surveying), cartography, and geography. Electronics have revolutionized geodetic methods. Cartography has faced the dominance of the computer that results in simplified cartographic products. All three fields make use of basic components such as the Internet and databases. The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is organized in three parts, Basics, Geographic Information and Applications. Some parts of the basics belong to the larger field of computer science. However, the reader gets a comprehensive view on geographic information because the topics selected from computer science have a close relation to geographic information. The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is written for scientists at universities and industry as well as advanced and PhD students.

Computer Applications in Geography

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Author: Paul M. Mather

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 257

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Computer Applications in Geography Paul M. Mather Department of Geography, University of Nottingham, England Geography graduates are expected to be computer literate, yet the literature on computing is often inaccessible to them. This book is intended for undergraduate students of geography who wish to familiarise themselves with the terminology of computers and to read about the ways in which computers are presently being used in geography. It assumes no prior knowledge of computers and no mathematical skills beyond those possessed by the average layman. The first two chapters form a technical introduction to computers and data. The remaining five chapters are devoted to individual topics representing a selection of the main areas of computer use in geography and show how computers can be used to acquire, process and display geographical data. Worked examples, with example data sets, are given for three program packages that are widely used by geographers--SPSS, SYMAP and GIMMS. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the major areas of computer applications and will be of interest to geographers dealing with statistics, digital cartography, remote sensing, geographical information systems and simulation models.

Management Skills

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Author: Select Knowledge, Barry Stanton

Publisher: Select Knowledge Limited

ISBN: 074460074X

Category:

Page: 188

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This title will look at managing and conducting research and research methods. We will also look at techniques for interpreting and simplifying data and how to effectively communicate information and write orderly and objective reports.

Statistics for Business and Economics

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Author: David Ray Anderson

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 1408018101

Category: Commercial statistics

Page: 928

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This volume provides solid methodological development in the area of statistics for business and economics. The development of each technique is presented in an application setting, with statistical results providing insights and solutions to problems.

Geography and the Third World

International Seminar, 14th-18th May 1980, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Author: Ismail Ahmad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 277

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Molecular Biology and Human Diversity

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Author: Anthony J. Boyce,C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521019224

Category: Science

Page: 324

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Considerable attention is being paid to the use of molecular evidence in studies of human diversity and origins. Much of the early work was based on evidence from mitochondrial DNA, but this has been supplemented by important information from nuclear DNA from both the Y chromosomes and the autosomes. The bulk of the material available is also from living populations, but this is being extended by the study of DNA from archaic populations. The underlying models used in interpreting this evidence are developments of the neutral theory of molecular evolution, but also consider the possible role of selection. This 1996 volume brings together evidence from an international group of research workers. It will be an important reference for researchers in human biology, molecular biology and genetics alike.

State and Evolution of the Baltic Sea, 1952-2005

A Detailed 50-Year Survey of Meteorology and Climate, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Marine Environment

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Author: Rainer Feistel,Günther Nausch,Norbert Wasmund

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 703

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This book presents an extended summary of the reports from the Baltic Sea Research Institute. These compose an interdisciplinary and comprehensive description of the development of the Baltic Sea during the last 50 years, based on long-term observational data. Chapters reflect the most important features from meteorology and climate to physics and chemistry to plankton and fish, written by well-known experts of their fields. Although the focus is on the work and the data of the Baltic Sea Research Institute, other international authors have agreed to participate, contributing essential features from outside the institute ́s actual scope.

Physical Geography

Its Nature and Methods

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Author: Roy Harold Haines-Young,James R. Petch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 230

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Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

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Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Key Methods in Geography

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Author: Nicholas Clifford,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974925

Category: Science

Page: 572

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Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.

Methods and techniques in human geography

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Author: Guy M. Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd

ISBN: 9780471962311

Category: Social Science

Page: 556

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The coverage in this book extends beyond standard accounts of particular techniques in human geography to include examples of their use, as well as examples of their relationship to the changing philosophical underpinnings of geographical research. The first section focuses on statistical methods, including recently developed methods of exploratory data analysis and techniques for analyzing categorical data. The second section covers mathematical models of spatial diffusion and auto correlation, and the final section explores quantitative methods with specific reference to humanistic approaches to geographical problems.

Physical Geography

Science and Systems of the Human Environment

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Author: Alan H. Strahler,Arthur N. Strahler

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471112990

Category: Science

Page: 656

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This truly integrated, system-based approach to physical geography is designed for a one or two-semester course in Physical Geography or Earth Systems Science, taught at the First year undergraduate level. Comprehensive in its coverage, this text's inclusion of quantitative concepts should appeal to lecturers and students seeking to incorporate systems-driven approach to teaching this course. Environmental issues of global change are stressed in each chapter, highlighted by a colour bar at the side of the column. Simple quantitative concepts are included in "Working It Out" boxes for those who desire a more quantitative focus. These sections require highschool algebra, and they focus on applications rather than computation. End-of-chapter problems and end-of-book problems are also included. Supplements: Teacher's Manual/Test Bank, Slides, Transparencies, Test Bank