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GIS and statistical analysis


This is an internet based course that can only be taken as part of the distance learning GIS master program. You are not supposed to travel to Lund to attend.

Course content

The subjects of this course are basic statistic methods with focus on geographical data. The course presents distributions, populations, statistical analysis and error-propagation. The course starts with an introduction to normal statistical methods used in geography, covering descriptive stats, correlation and hypothesis testing. The course further provides knowledge about methods especially used in geographical statistics, e.g. regional variable theory and spatial regression and error propagation in geographical analysis.

Teaching methods

Teaching consists of lectures and practical exercises that you will submit to the teachers. The course ends with a written exam.

Course coordinator

Course facts

Level: Advanced
Credits: 7.5 ECTS
Period: Autumn & Spring
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements and 90 ECTS, including 30 ECTS in GIS, equivalent to GISA21 and GISA22
Technical prerequisites: PC with Windows XP or better; Internet connection

Course syllabus (pdf, 96 kb, new window)
Reading list (pdf, 4 kb, new window)

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