Quadrat Analysis_RW_Thomas

Consequently the low redundancy and the close fit of

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Unformatted text preview: one obvious constraint on shipbuilding firms is a coastal location. However, at the one square kilometre scale a large number of cells in Greater Merseyside have coastal locations, suggesting that the coastal locations appear to exert a minor degree of control at this scale. Again the redundancy of .137, indicating a slight degree of clustering, sustains this interpretation. Conversely, clothing firms are small scale and highly inter-dependent with historically contralised urban locations, and these locational characteristics are well illustrated by the high degree of control indicated by the .497 redundancy. The interpretation of the variance/mean ratios and the negative binomial k parameters for these patterns do not appear to be so intuitively reasonable. Here all three patterns are interpreted as having clustered distributions, with conflicting estimates for the degree of clustering exhibited by vehicles and shipbuilding occurring between the k parameter and the variance/mean ratio. These last results illustrate well the difficulties of using density dependent indices in a comparative analysis. 34 35 Table 9: Redundancy as a measur...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course GEO 6938 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '08 term at University of Florida.

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