10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Data is everywhere, it is generated constantly and in such vast amounts. As geographers it is therefore important for us to understand how such data is generated and whether we can harness any to tell us more about the world. Vital aspects of this include our knowledge of data processing, handling, and statistical or mathematical analysis. This module will guide you through a sample of the vast array of data types that we as geographers have available to us. In particular, how we handle its collection and processing, from sources such as census data all the way to volcanic activity and everything in between. You will enhance your knowledge of programs such as Excel alongside gaining essential experience with industry standard programs SPSS and Matlab.

Staff Contact: PERING THOMAS
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK