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Estimate the likelihood or probability of outcomes

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Unformatted text preview: ex spatial patterns. Estimate the likelihood or probability of outcomes for an event at a given location. Use limited geographic data (a sample) to make inferences about a larger set of geographic data (the population). Determine if the magnitude or frequency of some phenomenon differs from one location to another. Learn whether an actual spatial pattern matches some expected pattern. The HYPOTHETICO-DEDUCTIVE Research Program Prediction Observed Phenomenon ("Data") Data generating process Inference and Estimation Not quite this simple: "process" often unknown in fact, usually THEORETICAL Statistic...
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