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Course Description

Credit Units: 2
Lecturer: Mr. Adebiyi, A. A. (BSc, MSc, MscGIS, PdSurv), Email Id:, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Environmental Design, Department of I.C.T, Engineering and Environmental Design

Course description:
This course is an introduction to quantitative methods and its usefulness in geographical research.

Learning Outcomes/ Objectives

At the end of the course, the student will be able to;

  1. apply quantitative methods in geographic research 
  2. discuss the importance of quantification in geography
  3. discuss the usefulness of models and hypothesis in  geographic research
  4. explain concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics
  5. explain the scientific method 

Course Content

  • Introduction to statistics
  • The scientific method
  • Marlow’s position on statistics
  • Types of data
  • Hypothesis, Testing and Sampling
  • Models
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Mean, Median, & Mode
  • Range & Inter-quantile Range
  • Variance
  • Standard deviation
  • Z-Score
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Correlation
  • Regression

Methods of Instruction:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Discussion groups

Methods of Course Assessment:

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Criteria Marks

Class Tests 30

Final Examination 70


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Co-requisite course(s):


Recommended Reference Materials:


1.Rogerson P. A (2001) Statistical Methods for Geography Sage Publications

2.Wasserman . L (2004) Statistics, A concise Course in Statistical Inference. Springer 

3. Heumann C and Schomaker M and Shalabh (2016) Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis.  Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

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