Statistics for Geographers 1
Determine appropriate methods for identifying, collecting, and analyzing primary and secondary data and develop an understanding of the nature and limitations of data used in geographical analysis
Explain basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques (both spatial and aspatial) and identify what kind of methods would be appropriate for the solution of geographic questions/problems/issues
Conduct moderately complex data analysis using appropriate computer software (e.g. SPSS, Excel, SpaceStat)
Demonstrate the practice of statistical thinking by taking a real-life problem and a potential statistical procedure, describe whether the procedure can be safely applied, accurately describe the implications of statistical outcomes on the practical problem at-hand (i.e. inference → practical conclusion), and cast judgment in short reports citing appropriate statistical components reflecting an engagement in self-learning and critical contemplation.