Universität Wien FIND

290363 PS Methods of Regional Analysis (2008S)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

Mo 10:00-12:00 Hs. II NIG; Beginn: 3.3.2008


Language: German



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Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is designed for bachelor students in their fourth semester. It aims at creating basic knowledge in conceptual methodology and empirical applicability of selected quantitative methods and models specifically used in and designed for regional analysis. Basic knowledge in statistics and in the use of the computer pro-grams EXCEL, SPSS and ArcView is presumed. Central themes of the course: construction and interpretation of simple and complex regional indicators, shift-share-analysis, graph theoretic approaches and shortest path analysis, spatial models, interaction models, regional classification and regionalisation.
Main parts of the course will be held in lecture room II (NIG) Monday 10-12 am. Small preparatory respectively postprocessing exercises shall provide the basis for active involvement in different lecture units. In the course of the semester each student has to run a shift-share-analysis as well as an interaction model analysis on his/her own. Two exercise courses and two tutorial sessions will take place in the computer rooms of the uni-versity at the AAKH campus in groups Monday 1-3 pm and 3-5 pm to support these tasks. Lecturing on Mon-day mornings will be dispensed these dates.
Requirements for graduation are regular attendance in lecture and exercise sessions, active involvement in discussions over the course, timely hand over of written papers with results for the shift-share-analysis as well as the interaction model analysis and positive assessment of a written exam at the end of the course.

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