It’s been quite a while since I wrote anything on this site. Whilst I’ve ‘been away’ three reports about teaching quantitative methods in geography have been published, looking especially at the connections between schools and Universities. They are:
Quantitative Methods in Geography: Making the Connections between Schools, Universities and Employers. Available Here
Skills in Mathematics and Statistics in Geography and tackling transition. Available Here
Geographers Count: A Report on Quantitative Methods in Geography. Available Here
All have similar themes – emphasising the importance of teaching quantitative methods in geography in ways that are not formulaic but are applied and creative, using the methods to ask questions of substantive interest to the discipline and not just teaching methods for their own sake. Quite what we mean by quantitative methods in an age of ‘big data’, volunteered information, citizen science, and so forth, is raised but never fully answered. Is chi-square dead?
A related report called
Convincing Students? Quantitative Junkies, Avoiders and Converts on a Cross-Disciplinary Course Using Quantitative Narratives is Available Here