I wish to acknowledge, but not implicate, A.S. Fotheringham for the initial discussions that led to this paper, and John Odland, Mark Ellis and Andrew Carleton for comments made on earlier drafts.
COMPUTER-INTENSIVE SIGNIFICANCE-TESTING PROCEDURES*
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The Professional Geographer
Volume 39, Issue 2, pages 208–214, May 1987
How to Cite
Knudsen, D. C. (1987), COMPUTER-INTENSIVE SIGNIFICANCE-TESTING PROCEDURES. The Professional Geographer, 39: 208–214. doi: 10.1111/j.0033-0124.1987.00208.x
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- computer-intensive statistics;
- significance testing
The role of statistics in geography is now widely recognized, yet there are continuing suspicions as to the appropriateness of traditional methods. I review three computer-intensive approaches to significance testing of sample data. Using these methods, one can virtually always make some statement about the significance of a measure for comparing samples. Yet each approach also yields slightly different information about the measure. This confusion may be lessened somewhat by adopting standard sets of significance-testing procedures.