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Introducing Quantitative Geography : Measurement, Methods and Generalised Linear Models - Larry O'Brien

Introducing Quantitative Geography

Measurement, Methods and Generalised Linear Models

Paperback Published: 4th June 1992
ISBN: 9780415075589
Number Of Pages: 384

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The purpose of quantitative geography is to train geographers in numeracy and in the vital skills of data collection, processing and interpretation. Increasing numerical sophistication and the proliferation of new techniques have made advances in quantitative geography difficult to assimilate. Yet many statistical techniques derive from simple descriptive statistics. This family of generalised linear models includes many of the techniques usually associated with both continuous and categorical data. Introducing Quantitative Geography describes quantification from first principles to cover all the key elements of quantitative methods. No previous knowledge of statistical procedures is assumed. Worked examples and computer analyses are used to explain measurement, scale, description, models and modelling. Building on this, the book clarifies the intellectual and practical problems presented by advanced research.

Preface
Introduction
Describing Geographical Data
Measuring Geographical Data
Summarising Geographical Data
Descriptive Models and Geographical Data
Statistical Reference
Towards Integration: Generalised Linear Models
Generalised Linear Models for Continuous Data
Generalised Linear Models for Categorical Data
Some Extensions and Specialised Topics
Summary and Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780415075589
ISBN-10: 0415075580
Series: International Studies of Women and Place
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 4th June 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1