Infant mortality and life expectancy in the arab world
Arab world, Infant mortality, Life expectancy, Oil, Scatter diagram, Spatial correlation
Journal of Geography
This exercise illustrates the concept of spatial correlation, the categorizing of data for mapping, and the use of the scatter diagram. It employs the variables of infant mortality and life expectancy as applied to the Arab World, though any region can be used. The factor of oil exports is added to enhance discussion of the findings. An extra advantage of the exercise is the learning of names of countries in arelatively painless way. The exercise teaches both content and methods of interpretation, and it is adaptable to high school and college levels. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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DOI of published version
Nijim, Basheer K., "Infant mortality and life expectancy in the arab world" (1990). Faculty Publications. 4600.