Time: May 9, 2014 at 9am to May 10, 2014 at 5pm
Location: Temple University Center City
Street: 1515 Market Street
Website or Map: http://www.statisticalhorizon…
Event Type: training, seminar
Organized By: Statistical Horizons LLC
Latest Activity: Apr 17, 2014
Taught by Katherine Curtis, Ph.D.
This seminar will provide an introduction to applied spatial regression analysis that will enable participants to effectively incorporate foundational tools into their own empirical research.
It begins with an introduction to the broader field of spatial data analysis and the range of issues that generally must be dealt with when analyzing spatial data that are in the form of areal units with aggregated quantities. Examples include employment rates among counties, crime rates among neighborhoods, or dropout rates among school districts.
The seminar will then shift focus to the application of spatial regression strategies, with attention to the conceptual motivation underlying various modeling approaches (as opposed to providing a cookbook of statistical formulas). We will review the concepts of spatial dependence and heterogeneity. With this orientation, we will cover neighborhood weighting structures, spatial autocorrelation, and spatial linear models.