By Zamir Alvi
The use of statistical techniques in geography received an impetus only after the Second World War. Since then, application of statistical techniques in social sciences has increased enormously making it essential for geographers to acquire training in elementary statistical methods, particularly after the sixties when statistical geography came to occupy a distinct part of the post-graduate syllabus. The main object of this book is to introduce the students to some of the concepts of statistical analytical methods. The fundamentals of statistics have been elaborated so as to make it easily understandable even to those who do not have any background of mathematics. Greater emphasis has been laid on the application of statistical techniques in geography and hence each chapter has been punctuated with illustrations. The book especially deals with problems on standard deviation, probability, variance analysis, correlation, and regression which are indispensable for researchers in geography in general and in the social sciences in particular.
Publication Date: 1/1/2002