# PřF:Z2069 Statistical methods 2 - Course Information

## Z2069 Geographical Data Analysis 2

**Faculty of Science**

Spring 2025

**Extent and Intensity**- 1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).

In-person direct teaching **Teacher(s)**- Mgr. Ladislava Řezníčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)

RNDr. Jan Divíšek, Ph.D. (lecturer) **Guaranteed by**- Mgr. Ladislava Řezníčková, Ph.D.

Department of Geography – Earth Sciences Section – Faculty of Science

Contact Person: Mgr. Ladislava Řezníčková, Ph.D.

Supplier department: Department of Geography – Earth Sciences Section – Faculty of Science **Prerequisites**(in Czech)- SEMESTR(2) || KREDITY_MIN(60)
**Course Enrolment Limitations**- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

**fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with**- there are 12 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
**Course objectives**- The main aim of this course is to provide students with an overview of practical use of descriptive statistic. At the end of the course student should be able to understand basic statistical methods explained in individual lectures. He/she would be able to explain when to apply different methods and make reasoned decisions about preconditions that are necessary for proper utilization of methods in question. He/she would be able to work with information on data preparation, make deductions based on acquired knowledge concerning statistical methods and properly interpret results
**Learning outcomes**- Completing the course students will be able to:

- apply the Analysis of Variance in typical tasks in geography

- choose appropriate methods of the non-parametric statistics in geography

- analyse individual components of times series (trend, periodicity, cycles, noise fraction

- design and practically use methods of multivariate statistics (cluster analysis, principle component analysis) **Syllabus**- Analysis of variance I – basic terms, the One Factor ANOVA,
- Analysis of variance II – the Two Factor ANOVA, multiple comparisons
- Nonparametric statistics – goodness of fit, nonparametric ANOVA
- Time series analysis I. – model identification, autocorrelation
- Time series analysis II. – trend analysis, sesonal decomposition
- Time series analysis III. – introduction to spectral analysis
- Introductory multivariate statistics, Principle Component Analysis
- Cluster analysis, classification algorithms
- Spatial statistics – principles and simple tools

**Literature**- HENDL, Jan.
*Přehled statistických metod zpracování dat :analýza a metaanalýza dat*. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2004, 583 s. ISBN 8071788201. info - BURT, James E., Gerald M. BARBER and David L. RIGBY.
*Elementary statistics for geographers*. 3rd ed. New York: Guilford Press, 2009, xii, 653. ISBN 9781572304840. info - ROGERSON, Peter.
*Statistical methods for geography : a student's guide*. 3rd ed. Los Angeles: Sage, 2010, xvi, 348. ISBN 9781848600034. info - MAINDONALD, J. H.
*Data analysis and graphics using R : an example-based approach*. Edited by John Braun. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003, xxiii, 362. ISBN 0521813360. info

*recommended literature*- HENDL, Jan.
**Teaching methods**- Lectures explaining basic terms and presenting individual examples step by step. Practical training based on 10 exercises that are solved using statistical software.
**Assessment methods**- Two written tests, the first one practical with the use of computer. Elaboration of all practical excercises is the necessary conditon for passing the exam.
**Language of instruction**- Czech
**Further Comments**- The course is taught annually.

The course is taught: every week.

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