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Demographic Methods and Concepts
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DEMOGRAPHIC METHODS AND CONCEPTS

PAPERBACK BY ROWLAND, DONALD T. (READER IN POPULATION STUDIES, THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY)

£43.99

ISBN
9780198752639
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
560 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
17 APR 2003

DESCRIPTION

Demographic Methods and Concepts presents the methods most commonly needed to work with statistical materials on population at national, regional and local levels. Unlike other textbooks in the field, clear non-technical language is used throughout to make demographic techniques accessible to a broad readership irrespective of background in mathematics. All the demographic techniques most relevant to the work of demographers, geographers, sociologists and planners are covered. Demographic concepts and practical strategies important in the interpretation of population statistics are also discussed. The book takes a unique and innovative computer-based approach to the visualisation of demographic concepts and data. The fully integrated accompanying CD-ROM contains spreadsheet modules, with on-screen controls and menus, run in Microsoft Excel. The modules can be used without any knowledge of computing. Further Spreadsheet Exercises in the text enable the acquisition of computing techniques that enhance the breadth and depth of investigations, as well as enjoyment and proficiency in working with population statistics.

CONTENTS

EACH CHAPTER CONTAINS STUDY RESOURCES INCLUDING GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS, FURTHER READING, INTERNET RESOURCES, EXERCISES, AND SPREADSHEET EXERCISES; SECTION 1. POPULATION DYNAMICS; SECTION 2. ANALYTICAL APPROACHES; SECTION 3. VITAL PROCESSES; SECTION 4. DEMOGRAPHIC MODELS; SECTION 5. SPATIAL PATTERNS AND PROCESSES; SECTION 6. APPLIED DEMOGRAPHY; APPENDICES; A: BASIC MATHS; B: USING THE EXCEL MODULES; C: INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL; D: ANSWERS TO EXERCISES