GEOG 378: Statistical Research Methods in Geography

statistical research methodsThis course focuses on the quantitative methods that geographers use to describe and analyze places and themes.

Students will learn both descriptive and inferential statistical methods for use in geographical research, including exploratory data analysis techniques, spatial statistics, geographic sampling, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis. The course provides students with experience in the application of statistical methods to spatial problems through the use of statistical software. Students will also learn to evaluate and develop quantitative research designs, including preparation and presentation of an original research project. No prerequisite. Spring semester. (4 credits)

Laura Smith, Associate Professor