# Practical Statistics for Geographers and Earth Scientists

Book - 2011
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WILEY
Practical Statistics for Geographers and Earth Scientists provides an introductory guide to the principles and application of statistical analysis in context. This book helps students to gain the level of competence in statistical procedures necessary for independent investigations, field-work and other projects. The aim is to explain statistical techniques using data relating to relevant geographical, geospatial, earth and environmental science examples, employing graphics as well as mathematical notation for maximum clarity. Advice is given on asking the appropriate preliminary research questions to ensure that the correct data is collected for the chosen statistical analysis method. The book offers a practical guide to making the transition from understanding principles of spatial and non-spatial statistical techniques to planning a series analyses and generating results using statistical and spreadsheet computer software.
• Learning outcomes included in each chapter
• International focus
• Explains the underlying mathematical basis of spatial and non-spatial statistics
• Provides an geographical, geospatial, earth and environmental science context for the use of statistical methods
• Written in an accessible, user-friendly style

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Gardners
Aims to demystify the mathematical component of statistics and present these techniques in a digestible fashion. This is a statistics textbook that students can work through, regardless of their geography or earth science stream degree pathway and their mathematical knowledge.

Book News
Designed for students with all levels of math background, this book helps take the angst out of the mathematical part of statistics, and encourages students to gain the competence in statistical procedures needed for independent investigations, fieldwork, and other projects. In accessible language, Walford (Applied GIS, Kingston U. London) uses geographical, geospatial, earth and environmental science examples to explain the principles of spatial and non-spatial statistical techniques and provide a practical guide to planning series analyses and generating results using statistical and spreadsheet software. He also gives helpful advice for framing preliminary research questions that will ensure that the correct data is collected for the chosen statistical analysis method. The book's clean layout and exceptionally well-designed graphs and tables add to its ease of use. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell UK
Practical Statistics for Geographers and Earth Scientists provides an introductory guide to the principles and application of statistical analysis in context. This book helps students to gain the level of competence in statistical procedures necessary for independent investigations, fieldwork and other projects. The aim is to explain statistical techniques using data relating to relevant geographical, geospatial, earth and environmental science examples, employing graphics as well as mathematical notation for maximum clarity. Advice is given on asking the appropriate preliminary research questions to ensure that the correct data is collected for the chosen statistical analysis method. The book offers a practical guide to making the transition from understanding principles of spatial and non-spatial statistical techniques to planning a series analyses and generating results using statistical and spreadsheet computer software.

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, c2011
ISBN: 9780470849156
Characteristics: xxiii, 416 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm

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