GETh 207: Quantitative Techniques in Geography and Environment – I

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 207Quantitative Techniques in Geography and Environment – IFarzana Ahmed Mohuya20312:00-12:50 P.M. (Sunday), 1:30-2:20 P.M. (Tuesday)
  1. Basic Mathematical and Statistical Concepts in Geography
  2. Number System: Natural Numbers; Whole Numbers;   Prime Numbers and Real Numbers
  3. Introduction to Set Theory
  4. Simple Arithmetic Operation: Rounding of Data; Scientific Notations; Decimals; Fractions; Equations and Inequalities; Conversion of Measurement Units between Imperial and ST systems
  5. Variable; Discrete; Continuous
  6. Levels of Measurement: Nominal Scale; Ordinal Scale; Interval Scale and Ratio Scale
  7. Frequency Distribution; Frequency Table; Histograms; Polygons; Ogives; Forms of Distribution; Moments; Skewness; Kurtosis
  8. Measures of Central Tendency; Mean; Median; Mode
  9. Measures of Dispersion (Both Absolute and Relative):
      Absolute Measures (Range; Mean Deviation; Quartile Deviation; Standard Deviation)
      Relative Measures (Co-efficient of Variation; Co-efficient of Mean Deviation; Co-efficient of Quartile Deviation)
  10. Indices of Concentration and Dispersion and Time Series Analysis

Suggested Readings:
Cole, J.P. & King, C.A. M. Quantitative Geography – Techniques and Theories in Geography,
Johns Wiley & Sons Ltd, USA.
Johnston, R.J. Multivatiate Statistical Analysis in Geography, Longman, USA
Mahmood, A. Statistical Methods in Geographical Studies, Rajesh Publications, India.
Taylor, P. J. Quantitative Methods in Geography. Houghton Mifflin Company, London.
Unwin, D. Introductory Spatial Analysis, Methuen, New York, USA.
Yeates, M. An Introduction to quantitative Analysis in Human Geography, McGraw Hill Inc.

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