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Quantitative Teaching and Learning in Geography

A critical skills shortage in quantitative methods (QM) exists across the education sector in the UK - in schools, universities, and in the workplace.

Quantitative Methods are used in a variety of roles, across a number of diverse, geographically related job sectors. The ability to understand and manipulate data is an increasingly valuable skill for geography graduates.

The Society, along with its partners, is working to address the issue and promote a greater teaching and learning of quantitative methods.

Reports and resources

Quantitative Methods in Geography report

Report: Quantitative Methods in Geography: Making the Connections between Schools, Universities and Employers.

Report: Skills in Maths & Statstisics in Geography

Report: Skills in Mathematics and Statistics in Geography and tackling transition

QM Initiatives 

External Initiatives in Quantitative Methods, including publications, teaching resources and organisations.

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The Society initiated this programme of work to support the teaching and learning of quantitative methods in Higher Education in collaboration with the University of Bristol and members of the Society's Quantitative Methods Research Group (QMRG). 

The Society's work in this area is jointly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the British Academy (BA) as part of their respective Quantitative Methods Initiatives.

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· ESRC Quantitative Methods Initiative
· British Academy 'Society Counts'
· Nuffield Foundation
· Royal Statistical Society

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