Quantitative Methods in Environment (13OZS32I1)

  • Level of study undergraduate studies
  • Teacher: Ph.D. Sanja Manojlović
  • Subject status: elective
  • ECTS: 3
  • Semester: VI
  • Number of classes: 2+1

Introduce students to the techniques and methods used in environmental studies.

To teach students that different analytical and synthetic methods can be applied adequately in particular scientific disciplines, as well as in the preparation of various project assignments, studies and studies.

Theoretical lectures

1-2. Needs of geography for quantitative methods; division of quantitative methods in geography; techniques for solving the quantitative methods in the environment;

3. Classification and basic processing of data, limit values of groups;

4-5. Statistical methods: descriptive methods;

6-8. Statistical methods: analytical (functional) methods;

9. Experimental methods: experiments in laboratory and natural conditions;

10. Virtual methods: simulations of phenomena and processes in nature and society;

11. Methods of remote detection: use of aerophoto and satellite imagery in geographical researches;

12. Geographical positioning systems;

13. Quantitative research of spatial relations;

14. Colloquium;

15. Correctional colloquium

Practical lectures

1. Sources and types of data in the  environment; 2-3. Principles of database formation for research needs in the geographical space; 4. Basic statistical terms; 5-6. Application of descryptive statistical methods in geography (measures of central tendency, dispersion measures, dimensions of distribution forms), 7-8. Application of functional statistical methods in geography (correlation coefficient, regression analysis, factor and cluster analysis, trend analysis); 9-11. Analysis and decomposition of time series with base and mobile basis; 12-13. Methods of displaying data; 14-15. Quantitative research of spatial relations (method of unit fields, method of aral, spatial aspect of regression analysis).

Daniel R. Montello, Paul C. Sutton: An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography. SAGE, 2006
Richard Harris, Claire Jarvis: Statistic for Geography and Environmental Science. Pearson, 2011
Peter A. Rogerson: Statistical methods for Geography a student̕ s guide. Second edition. SAGE, 2006
Boris Petz: Osnovne statističke metode za nematematičare. Drugo izdanje. SNL, Zagreb, 1985
Radmila Njegić, Mileva Žižić: Osnovi statističke analize. Savremena administracija, Beograd, 1987
Predrag Manojlović: Hemijska erozija kao geomorfološki proces - teorijski, analitički i metodološki aspekt. Geografski fakultet, Beograd, 1992

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