Universität Wien FIND

290363 PS Methods of Regional Analysis (2009S)

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

MO 10.00-12.00 Ort: Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß

Anmeldungen zur Lehrveranstaltung sind ab Montag 23. Februar 2009 über die
eLearning Plattform möglich. Die endgültige Gruppeneinteilung erfolgt in der ersten Vorlesungseinheit.

Beginn: 02.03.2009


Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


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 programs 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.

Assessment and permitted materials

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.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

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 (16.3. and 11.5.) and two tutorial sessions (23.3. and 18.5.) will take place in the computer rooms at the AAKH campus Monday 8-10 am (group A) and 10-12 am (group B) to support these tasks.

Reading list

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