Prerequisite: 62:171 or permission of Instructor.

This course aims to provide students with a working knowledge of several standard statistical techniques, which are used in various branches of geography. Emphasis is placed on their application to geographical data, and examples used in lectures and labs will be geographical in content. The course will be limited to univariate and bivariate techniques, and is designed around two broad categories of analysis: (i) descriptive versus inferential statistics; and (ii) parametric versus non-parametric techniques. Equal emphasis will be placed on computation and interpretation. The belief is that ‘knowing why’ is as important as ‘knowing how’. Credit cannot be held for both this course and 38:365.

3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week, one term.