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UBDC Summer Training 2017: Measuring Segregation and Scale in R

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The Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow is pleased to announce the return of our SASNet data skills training programme for summer 2017.

The programme will run from 1st August - 6th September offering an opportunity for skills development in key areas of data analytics, methods, and data management. Please visit http://ubdc.ac.uk/outreach-plus-training/sasnet/summer-training-2017 to view the full selection of courses.

Please contact keith.maynard@glasgow.ac.uk with any enquiries about the training programme.



Measuring Segregation and Scale in R

Course instructor: Richard Harris, School of Geographical Science, University of Bristol

Course duration: half day (Wednesday 6th September, 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm)

Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library

Audience: Anyone interested in the measurement of ethnic and social segregation

Fees: £25 - For UK registered students
£35 - For staff at UK academic institutions, Research Council UK funded researchers, UK public sector staff and staff at UK registered charity organisations
£50 - For all other participants

Pre-requisite knowledge: Prior experience of using R would be useful but is not essential

Course summary:

The course will introduce the MLID package in R, which offers tools and functions for studying ethnic and social segregation with a multilevel index of dissimilarity. The advantage of the multilevel approach it is it allows a well-known and easily interpretable index to be extended to measure the two principal dimensions of segregation simultaneously: spatial unevenness and spatial clustering. Scale differences can be examined to explore how much of the segregation is occurring at local, sub-regional or regional scales. A ‘hands on’ study using ethnicity data from the 2011 UK Census will be undertaken.

Course content:

  • How to fit the index of dissimilarity (and other indices) within a regression framework in R
  • How to examine the residuals to identify the places contributing most to the index score
  • How to extend the model to look for scale effects
  • How to use visual tools and other diagnostics to interpret the results

Background reading:

Harris R (2017) Measuring the scales of segregation: looking at the residential separation of White British and other school children in England using a multilevel index of dissimilarity, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, in press. http://bit.ly/2nJrOZO

Payment and registration:

Lunch will be provided in the break room adjacent to the IT lab - please specify any dietary or access requirements when registering.

Payment by card preferred.

If you are unable to pay by debit or credit card we are able to accept payment by invoice. Please supply the following information by e-mail to keith.maynard@glasgow.ac.uk within 14 days of registering on Eventbrite in order to confirm your place on the course:

  • Contact name for invoice
  • Purchase Order number (note that the supplier is University of Glasgow)
  • Contact e-mail address for payment correspondence
  • Full name of organisation/department
  • VAT registration (if applicable)
  • Currency
  • Address for Invoice to be sent and telephone number

To cancel your place and request a refund, please email keith.maynard@glasgow.ac.uk. Please note that a refund of course fees less 10% administrative charge can only be issued if you cancel your place in writing at least 7 days prior to the course after which time fees will be non-refundable. Substitutes can be made at no extra charge up until 5pm on the last working day before the course.


Related 2017 courses:

Introduction to R

Using R: Mapping Spatial Data

Principles of Visualising Data with R and ggplot

Getting started with Data Management

Introduction to Areal Data Modelling using R

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