Quadrat Analysis_RW_Thomas

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Unformatted text preview: 1840-1950. However, Dacey's distribution is similar to the Newman A in that its assumptions restrict geographical applications to its original derivation. This is also true of some other contagious probability models which have made brief appearances in the geographical literature on quadrat analysis such as the Thomas double Poisson and Polya-Aeppli distributions (see Olsson, 1967). * V. GEOGRAPHICAL APPLICATIONS AND THEIR PROBLEMS The existing geographical applications of quadrat analysis have tended to deal with two types of point pattern. The first involves the modelling of contagious processes in human populations, while the second type may be classified as attempts to explain and describe structural features of the landscape in homogeneous regions. An example of the first problem is Harvey's (1966) attempt to fit the negative binomial and other contagious probability models to the distribution of agricultural innovations adopters in S. Sweden, work which we described in the previous section. Similarly, Reynolds (1974) has fitted the negative bin...
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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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