Ze2RC_SMK1 Statistical Methods in Geography

Faculty of Education
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Jaromír Kolejka, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Hana Svatoňová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Hana Svatoňová, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Kateřina Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Fri 13. 11. 9:00–12:50 učebna 7, Fri 11. 12. 9:00–12:50 učebna 5a
basic knowledge with PC, MS Word, Excel, Internet
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Student should be able to explain basic knowledge about using different, mostly statistic methods in geography explain fundamental of pro blem of geographical information and its verbal, tabular, graphic and cartographic processing use o the basic statistical methods provided in basic program equipment.
  • Geography as a science using methods. Basic outline of methods, data, information and its sources, basic statistical terms, graphs, cartograms and diagrams, theoretical distribution, correlation and timelines.
  • 1. Creation and development of statistics, its past and present importance for geography.
  • 2. Sampling.
  • 3. Primary elaboration of statistical information (table, graph, statistical map and its basic components and principles of geographical feature organization and demonstration.
  • 4. Descriptive statistics and its use in practice (mean value, characteristics of variability, asymmetry and acuteness)
  • 5. Methods of timelines and its importance for analysis of development tendencies.
  • 6. Main geographical applications of several fields of mathematical statistics (theoretical distribution of random quantities, characteristics of dependence, testing).
  • 7. Use of special statistical PC programs in geography.
  • GREGOROVÁ, Gabriela and Valéria FILLOVÁ. Štatistické metódy v geografii. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Geo-grafika, 2004. 117 s. ISBN 8096814664. info
  • BRÁZDIL, Rudolf. Statistické metody v geografii : cvičení. 3. vyd. Brno: Vydavatelství Masarykovy univerzity, 1995. 177 s. ISBN 8021012609. info
  • BRÁZDIL, Rudolf, Miroslav KOLÁŘ and Pavel PROŠEK. Statistické metody v geografii (Statistical methods in geography). Brno: Masarykova univerzita Brno, 1993. 177 pp. ISBN 80-210-1260. info
  • HERBER, Vladimír. Statistické metody v hydrologii I. 1. vyd. Brno: Rektorát Masarykovy university, 1990. 120 s. ISBN 80-210-0127-5. info
  • BRÁZDIL, Rudolf. Statistické metody v geografii - cvičení. 2. vyd. Brno: Rektorát Masarykovy university, 1989. 177 s. ISBN 8021000414. info
  • BRÁZDIL, Rudolf. Statistické metody v geografii - cvičení [Brázdil, 1981]. 1. vyd. Brno: Rektorát UJEP, 1981. 177 s. info
  • WOKOUN, René, Pavel PROŠEK, Zdeňka TARABOVÁ, Miroslav KOLÁŘ and Rudolf BRÁZDIL. Statistické metody v geografii : cvičení [Brázdil, 1981]. Vyd. 1. Brno: Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně v Brně, 1981. 177 s. info
  • CYHELSKÝ, Lubomír and Jan ZELINKA. Statistické metody v příkladech. Praha: Státní nakladatelství technické literatury, 1960. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
For successful conclusion students have to write a final test - six questions, 5 q. are partical by one mark, the sixth q. is summary evaluate max 5 marks, minimum for successful conclution are 7,5 mark. To complete this course successfully, it is necessary to pass a written test (theoretical and practical parts) – calculations, graphs, maps etc.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 hodin konzultací.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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