to Spatial Data Analysis in the Social Sciences
A Special Wharton Summer Workshop
August 29-31, 2001
GIS Lab and Center
for Spatially Integrated Social Science are pleased
to announce a special summer workshop scheduled for
August 29-31, 2001. The goal of this 3-day workshop
is to provide an overview and introduction to the range
of statistical techniques used in the analysis of geographic
data in social science research. With the exponentially
growing use of geographic
information systems (GIS) to store, manipulate, and
visualize geocoded information, it is increasingly important
to understand the particular nature of geographic data
and the specialized statistical techniques required
for its analysis in social science research. In addition
an overview of the main methodological issues and most
commonly used test statistics, an important component
of the Workshop is a lab-based, hands-on experience
in the use of a
range of software tools such as SpaceStat and various
extensions of commercial GIS products including ArcView.
Prerequisites include a familiarity with multivariate
statistics and basic concepts of probability theory,
as well as some knowledge of desktop GIS software. This
workshop is designed for graduate students and professionals
in the social sciences who are interested in expanding
their knowledge in GIS and spatial analysis. The workshop
will also assist with the development of a spatial perspective
to individual research projects.
The workshop faculty includes Dr.
Michael Goodchild, Director of Center for
Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS) and a Professor
of Geography at the University of California at Santa
Barbara; Dr. Luc Anselin,
a member of the CSISS Executive Committee and a Professor
of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dr.
Susan M. Wachter, Professor of Real Estate
and Finance at The Wharton School of the University
Pennsylvania and Director of the Wharton GIS Research
Lab; Paul Amos,
Senior Research Director of the Wharton GIS Research
Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania; and Dr.
Ayse Can Talen, Senior Director for Community
Development Research at the Fannie Mae Foundation .
For further information, please contact Paul Amos at
or call (215) 898-4256 or visit the Wharton GIS Lab
website at http://gispdc.wharton.upenn.edu.