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BES Aquatic Ecology Group - Early Career Researcher Workshop 2017
Thu 14 September 2017, 10:00 – 17:00 CEST
Spatial autocorrelation with Dr Christopher Hassall
Independence of data is a fundamental assumption of many statistical tests, but is violated often when dealing with spatial datasets. Despite the frequency with which the assumption is violated, there can be a lack of awareness of both the extent of the problem and the statistical methods designed to account for it. This workshop will introduce the concept of spatial autocorrelation (SAC) and provide some case studies in which SAC has influenced results. Statistical methods will then be demonstrated to account for spatial autocorrelation in data using R. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data but there will be plenty of sample datasets to play with as well. Participants should bring their own laptop with at least R (if not RStudio) installed.
This workshop is designed for people who want to learn more statistical analysis with R. Time will be set aside for discussion during the meeting and there will also be ample opportunity for networking and a social in the evening.
9h30-10h30 Registration & Coffee
10h30-12h30 1st session
13h30-15h30 2nd session
15h30: Coffee & Networking
More info on Dr Christopher Hassal: http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/staff/profile.php?tag=hassall_c