GETh 308: Quantitative Techniques in Geography and Environment-II

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 308 Quantitative Techniques in Geography and Environment-IIMd. Sofi Ullah2309:00-9:50 A.M. (Sunday), 11:00-11:50 A.M. (Tuesday), 9:00-9:50 A.M. (Thursday)

1. Elementary Probability Theory
      1.1 Law of Addition and Law of Multiplication
      1.2 Probability Distributions
          1.2.1 Binomial
          1.2.2 Normal
          1.2.3 Poisson
      1.3 Normal Distribution and Properties of Normal Curve

3. Hypothesis Testing
      3.1 Null Hypothesis
      3.2 Levels of Significance
      3.3 Student’s t-test
      3.4 Chi-square test
      3.5 Analysis of Variance

4. Correlation and Regression
      4.1 Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation
      4.2 Spearman’s Rank Correlation
      4.3 Regression by the Least – Squares Method
          (a) Constructing Regression Lines
          (b) Confidence Limits to Least Squares Regression Lines
          (c) T-test for Correlation and Regression Coefficients
          (d) Multiple Regression and Residuals Analysis

5. Classification Model/Factor Analysis /Principal Component Analysis

6. Spatial Measures
      (a) Point Pattern Analysis
      (b) Mean and Median Centres
      (c) Quadrate Analysis
      (d) Nearest Neighbour Analysis
      (e) Line-Network Analysis
      (f) Transport networks
      (g) Connectivity
      (h) Run-test

Suggested Readings:

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