USING OF CONTOUR MAPS FOR PRESENTATION OF COMPOUND STATISTICAL TABULATE TO STUDY THE PERCENTAGE OF SUCCESS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BAGHDAD FOR THE PERIOD 1999-2008

Abstract

Two and three dimension contour maps were constructed to exhibit the compoundstatistical tabulate, depending on surfer program application. The percentage of success in the departmentof geology at university of Baghdad for the period 1999-2008 is considered as an application of thisapproach. Surfer program maps show clearly the regional (long wavelength variation within many yearsand subjects) and local (short wavelength variation with certain year or subject) changes in thepercentage of success in the department of geology. It is observed from the regional maps that thepercentage of success decreased with the time progress, especially in the first attempt examination. At thesame time many local variation were detected. It is believed that the administration decisions may becaused some local changes in certain years, while the other local observation may be related to teachingstaff changes for certain scientific subjects