Taller 4. Introduction to spatial analysis

20 Junio 2016 10:00 am - 24 Junio 2016 2:00 pm

El Colegio de México, Ciudad de México

Taller 4. Introduction to spatial analysis

The workshop introduces to the conceptual and analytic tools used to understand how spatial distributions of exposure impact on processes and patterns of specific outcomes. The goal is to develop knowledge and skills around the potential role of space, the types and importance of spatial effects, and how those can be accounted for in statistical modeling. It covers methods that allow: examination of patterns in place and time, application of geospatial technologies and methods, analysis of time-space relations, identification of clusters, and application of spatial regression methods. 

Resumen: This is an introductory level course in the conceptual and analytic tools used to understand how spatial distributions of exposure impact on processes and patterns of specific outcomes – the course will focus on public health related outcomes. The goal is to develop knowledge and skills around the potential role of space, the types and importance of spatial effects, and how those can be accounted for in statistical modeling. During the week-long course we will cover methods that allow: (i) examination of patterns in place and time, (ii) application of geospatial technologies and methods, (iii) analysis of time-space relations, (iv) identification of clusters, and (v) application of spatial regression methods. Concepts and methods discussed in the course in the context of public health can be applied to other scientific areas. The course will combine lectures, discussions, and computer labs. Computer labs will provide hands-on experience with a variety of methods and software useful for spatial analysis. Data and instructions for each lab will be provided during the lab. Participants who have specific projects/data suitable for spatial analysis are encouraged to bring them to the course.