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Quantitative Methods Research Group

About the QMRG

The Quantitative Methods Research Group is one of a number of Speciality Research Groups of the RGS-IBG. These Research and Study Groups bring together Society Fellows who are active researchers and those with a professional interest in a particular aspect of geography. The QMRG exists to promote the application of quantitative methods in Geography. It encompasses research in spatial statistics and spatial modelling as well as research on technological areas such as computing, Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing. Membership of the QMRG is open to all Fellows (including Associate Fellows) of the RGS-IBG who elect to join the Research Group. Membership of the QMRG is free of charge except for those who are already a member of two further Research Groups where an additional fee may be required. Other interested persons who are not Fellows of the RGS-IBG may join the QMRG for an additional fee as determined by the QMRG AGM. The QMRG register now totals well over 200 members.

The QMRG has an extensive history which you can read about here.

QMRG Constitution

The most current QMRG Constitution can be downloaded here.


The following represent the current QMRG committee structure; if you are interested in becoming a committee member then please drop the chair an email.

Chair: Chris Lloyd (University of Liverpool)
Secretary: Alistair Geddes (University of Dundee)
Treasurer: David Manley (University of Bristol)
Postgraduate Representative: Gareth Griffith (University of Bristol)
Conferences Officer: Thomas Etherington (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

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Quantitative Geography as a Profession

The following case studies demonstrate:

  1. the widespread use of quantitative methods and GIS in the workplace and
  2. how quantitative skills can be employed to produce excellent student work across the discipline.

Case Studies…

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