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Quantitative Geography: Techniques and Presentations
Ashis Sarkar
Price : ₹ 395.00  
ISBN : 9788125052661
Language : English
Pages : 400
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 180 x 240 mm
Year : 2013
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Territorial Rights : World
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Catalogues : Geography
About the Book

  • Quantitative geography is the collection of methods that are applied, or could/can be applied, by geographers and others to study spatial phenomena (‘spatial’, in geography, is any space on earth that can be represented on a map), issues and problems.
  • This volume gives a broad summary of this discipline and the methods that geographers use to study spatial phenomena.
  • Beginning with a brief outline, the author has explored in detail the range of methods that are used to study the discipline.
Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures and Boxes

  1. Introduction
    Philosophical Basis
    Operational Definitions
    Geography: A Dynamic Science
    Functionality of a Geographer
    Scientific Geographical Explanation
    Forms of Explanation
    Methods in Geography
    Data Analysis in Geography
  2. Nature and Characteristics of Geographical Data
    Nature of Geographical Data
    Scales of Measurement
    Concept of Probability
    Definitions of Probability
    Probability Distribution
    Estimates from Samples
    Data Acquisition
    Classification and Tabulation
    Geographer’s Data Matrix
    Database Organisation and Management
    Data Quality
    Accuracy and Precision
  3. Geographical Data: Univariate Methods
    Data Description: Tabular
    Data Description: Graphical
    Data Description: Numerical
    Shape of Frequency Curves
    Interpretation of Frequency Distributions
  4. Techniques of Bivariate Analysis
    Bivariate Analysis
    Bivariate Distribution
    The Scatter Plot
    Correlation Analysis
    Significance of Correlation Coefficient
    Regression Analysis
    Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
    Properties of Linear Regression
    Non-linear Regression
    Polynomial Regression
    Analysis of Residuals
  5. Techniques of Directional Analysis
    Statistics on Directional Data
    Frequency Distribution
    Mean Direction: Tests of Significance
  6. Time Series Analysis
    Types of Trend
    Measurement of Trend
    Free-hand Method
    Semi-average Method
    Curve-fitting Method
    Mapping Transition Matrix
  7. Spatial Analysis of Geographical Data
    Spatial Pattern
    Analysis of Point Pattern
    Analysis of Line Pattern
    Analysis of Spatial Pattern
    Analysis of Regional Pattern
    Spatial Relationships
    Spatial Regression
  8. Multivariate Analysis in Geography
    Multivariate Analysis
    Types of Multivariate Analysis
  9. Cartographic Presentation and GIS Visualisation
    Geographical Information System
    Geographic Information Visualisation
  10. Research in Geography
    Components of Research
    Objectives of Research
    Types of Research
    Research Strategy
    Research Methods
    Research Questions
    Research Topic
    Research Design
    Stages of Research
    Research Proposal
    Literature Review
    Quality Research


Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Ashis Sarkar is currently teaching in the PG Department of Geography, Chandernagore College. He is also the chief editor of the Indian Journal of Spatial Science.