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Spatial Distribution: Definition, Patterns & Example

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When looking at spatial distribution (at its most basic), what are we actually studying?

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1. Which of these is NOT one of the basic patterns of spatial distribution we expect to find?

2. Imagine that each asterisk represents a data point. If the following is a distribution map, which pattern do we see most clearly?
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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet topic is spatial distribution. Determine what you know about specifics like what spatial distribution is and some of its most basic patterns by answering these five multiple-choice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer worksheet/quiz questions on the following:

  • Identifying patterns of distribution in given examples
  • What random distribution indicates
  • What we're actually studying by looking at spatial distribution

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as spatial distribution and random distribution
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of random distribution to identify what it's likely to tell us about the data points
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding basic patterns of spatial distribution
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a distribution map and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about finding patterns with the lesson named Spatial Distribution: Definition, Patterns & Example. Use the lesson to review the following:

  • Spatial distribution on a map
  • Using these concepts as a method for research
  • Marketing applications of spatial distribution
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