Introducing Quantitative Geography: Measurement, Methods and Generalised Linear Models

Introducing Quantitative Geography: Measurement, Methods and Generalised Linear Models

by Larry O'Brien
     
 

The purpose of quantitative geography is to train geographers in numeracy and in the vital skills of data collection, processing and interpretation.
Introducting Quantitative Geography describes quantification from first principles to cover all the key elements of quantitative geography. No previous knowledge of statistical procedures is assumed. Worked

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The purpose of quantitative geography is to train geographers in numeracy and in the vital skills of data collection, processing and interpretation.
Introducting Quantitative Geography describes quantification from first principles to cover all the key elements of quantitative geography. No previous knowledge of statistical procedures is assumed. Worked examples and computer analyses are used to explain measurement, scale, description, models and modelling. Building on this, the book explores and clarifies the intellectual and practical problems presented by numerical and technological advances in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415004657
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/19/1992
Series:
Geography and Environment Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
Preface
1Introduction1
Pt. IPreliminaries: geographical data and data handling
2Describing Geographical Data9
3Measuring Geographical Data34
4Summarising Geographical Data46
5Descriptive Models and Geographical Data95
6Statistical Inference122
Pt. IIGeneralised linear modelling
7Towards Integration--Generalised Linear Models167
8Generalised Linear Models for Continuous Data187
9Generalised Linear Models for Categorical Data232
10Some Extensions and Specialised Topics289
11Summary and Conclusions313
Appendix A The exponential family of probability distributions323
Appendix B Other software for modelling and geographical data analysis327
Appendix C A summary of the GLIM 3 command language329
Bibliography335
Index350

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