Unit Code: GEO704

Unit Title: Statistical Methods in Geography

This unit explores statistical methods in geography. It is a fact that Geography affects data and this data plays prime role in Statistics. It provides the extra dimension of location to Statistics. Statistics is the quantification of the facts and findings among some data. It refers to information in terms of numbers or numerical data. As Geography is the ‘spatial science’, it also contains much information in both formats i.e., quantitative and qualitative. Statistics in Geography allows users to understand, compare and analyse information/ statistical data for informed decision making about all sorts of places from Cities and Suburbs to Regional Areas or Local Government Areas. This unit will allow students to use statistics to see not just how the data varies but also where it varies. An effective statistical geography is one which supports many uses and enables comparisons over time.