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Kam Wing Chan
GEOG 326
Seattle Campus

Quantitative Methods in Geography

Introduction to quantitative methods in geography, with a primary focus on statistical techniques. Examines the basic concepts, reasoning, and procedures geographers use in developing, analyzing, applying, and presenting quantitative methods. Topics include: generating and describing data; elementary probability, hypothesis testing, comparative tests; finding relationships; and using and misusing statistics.

Class description

Introduction to quantitative methods in geography, with a primary focus on statistical techniques. Examines the basic concepts, reasoning, and procedures geographers use in developing, analyzing, applying, and presenting quantitative methods. Topics include: generating and describing data; elementary probability, hypothesis testing, comparative tests; finding relationships; and using and misusing statistics.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, supplemented by lab sessions.

Recommended preparation

No background in geography or statistics is required. Students are expected to have a knowledge of basic algebra.

Class assignments and grading

Each student is required to work on several assignments related to the materials taught.

Assignments and tests


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Kam Wing Chan
Date: 02/18/2006