Conducting statistical tests for fieldwork

A comprehensive set of statistical calculations and presentations illustrated and demonstrated through videos for secondary and post 16 students and teachers. The intention of the list is to show students and teachers how each of the calculations are made.

The clips should be previewed prior to being used or suggested to students to check their suitability and availability. The best videos have been selected for each of the calculations. Most of the techniques are demonstrated first by hand and then using a spreadsheet to automate and speed the calculation.

Some of the videos are aimed at mathematicians, however the same techniques apply when conducting research in the field.

For more in-depth information aimed specifically at geographers' refer to the GA publication: Methods of Statistical Analysis of Fieldwork Data by P.R. St. John and D.A. Richardson. Pages 4 and 5 in this publication provide a very helpful key to choosing the appropriate statistical test for particular research purposes.

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Statistics for Science: A good and simple introduction

Sampling

Choosing which statistical test to use

Standard Deviation: manual and spreadsheet calculation

Standard Error

Graphing Data by Spreadsheet

Correlation Coefficient in Excel

Chi Squared Test

The Mann-Whitney U test

Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient

Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient

The Lorenz Curve

The Gini Coefficient

Measuring Dispersions and Spatial Analysis

Measuring Orientations of Rock

Statistics for Science: A good and simple introduction

Sampling

Choosing which statistical test to use

Standard Deviation: manual and spreadsheet calculation

Standard Error

Graphing Data by Spreadsheet

Correlation Coefficient in Excel

Chi Squared Test

The Mann-Whitney U test

Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient

Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient

The Lorenz Curve

The Gini Coefficient

Measuring Dispersions and Spatial Analysis

Measuring Orientations of Rock

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