GEOG 326- Research Methods


The course will teach the design and formulation of research projects and the methods and procedures for handling data, questionnaire design and coding, data collection techniques and problems and report writing.  Inferential statistics and introduction to multivariate techniques, problem formulation in scientific research the basic requirements of a research proposal, literature review and hypotheses formulation will be covered. Others areas include report writing; sampling theory and methods of sampling; tests of hypothesis and significance; parametric and nonparametric statistics, e.g., chi-square, spearman rank correlation; review of frequency distributions, frequency polygons, histograms and other forms of cartographic representations, e.g., charts and bar graphs,  measures of location and dispersion.