“Matt Artz (MA): We hear about statistics, spatial statistics, geostatistics…can you please explain the difference between these terms?
“Dr. Lauren Scott (LS): Traditional (non-spatial) statistics are trying to address two different kinds of questions. In first case, we have a large set of values and we use descriptive statistics to try to summarize those data values. In the second case, we have a thousand samples; how reflective are those thousand samples of the broader population? Those types of statistics use probability theory.”