Geographical Data Analysis

Module code: GY2431

This module seeks to develop the technical skills required to analyse and interpret quantitative data.  It also seeks to develop skills of critical thinking, problem solving and report writing.  These skills are highly valued as key employability skills and have been rated as a graduate’s most valuable asset by employers.  By the end of the module, you'll be able to use a variety of statistical techniques correctly and confidently to solve geographical problems, and to report findings precisely and concisely.

Topics covered

  • Data presentation
  • Data description
  • Data analysis including classical hypothesis testing and regression
  • Working with EXCEL
  • Writing reports

Learning

  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 20 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 120 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Coursework 1 (50%)
  • Coursework 2 (50%)