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ABSTRACT

1.CLUSTERING STATISTICS
1.1.The over-density field
1.2.The correlation function
1.3.The power spectrum
1.4.Higher order statistics
1.5.Anisotropic statistics

2.THE COMOVING MATTER POWER SPECTRUM
2.1.The matter-radiation equality scale
2.2.Neutrino masses
2.3.Baryons

3.PHYSICAL PROCESSES
3.1.Linear structure growth
3.2.Spherical collapse
3.3.Press-Schechter theory
3.4.Galaxy bias

4.GALAXY SURVEY BASICS
4.1.Overview of galaxy surveys
4.2.Measuring over-densities
4.3.Measuring the power spectrum
4.4.Measuring the correlation function
4.5.Reconstructing the linear density
4.6.Ly-a forest surveys

5.OBSERVATIONAL EFFECTS
5.1.Projection and the Alcock-Paczynski effect
5.2.Redshift-space distortions
5.3.Joint AP and RSD measurements
5.4.Primordial non-Gaussianity
5.5.Summary

6.MAKING COSMOLOGICAL-MODEL INFERENCES
6.1.Exploring parameter space
6.2.Model selection

7.FUTURE SURVEYS
7.1.The next 5 years
7.2.5-20 years time
7.3.Fisher methods
7.4.Predictions for future surveys

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