UBDC Summer Training 2017: Measuring Segregation and Scale in R
- Wednesday 6 September 2017
- 10:00 – 13:00 BST
- Jura Teaching Lab, Level 4 Annexe, University of Glasgow Library, Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QE GET DIRECTIONS
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.
Richard Harris, School of Geographical Science, University of Bristol
Half day (Wednesday 6th September, 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm)
Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library
Anyone interested in the measurement of ethnic and social segregation.
- £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
Prior experience of using R would be useful but is not essential.
- 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
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.