Universität Wien FIND

290363 PS Methods of Regional Analysis (2015W)

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

The course is designed for bachelor students in their fourth semester. Basic knowledge in statistics and in the use of the computer programs EXCEL and SPSS is presumed.
Attendance in the first lecture unit is obligatory.

Details

max. 60 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Excercise Courses and Tutorials: FR 13.11.2015/20.11.2015 sowie 11.12.2015/18.12.2015 08.00-12.00 Ort: CLS04, Classroom 4, Spitalgasse 2 (Campus), Hof 7, Eingang 7.1., 1. Stock, 1090 Wien
For excercise courses and tutorial sessions in the computer room students are divided in two groups (group A 08:00-10:00, group B 10:00-12:00)

Friday 09.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 16.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 23.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 30.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 06.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 27.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 04.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 08.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 15.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 22.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 29.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course deals with specific methods and models relevant in quantitative regional analysis: regional indices, regional classification, shift-share-models, input-output-models, graph theory, spatial interaction models, join-count-statistics, spatial autocorrelation.

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements for graduation are: (1) regular attendance, (2) timely hand over of written papers with results for the shift-share-analysis as well as the interaction model analysis and (3) positive assessment of at least two of four tests.
Credit scheme: tests in sum 54, written papers in sum 34, small exercises in sum 10. A minimum of 51/100 credit points is required for positive examination.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course 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. Students are able to (i) explain the basic mathematical-statistical structure of the different methods/models, (ii) interpret empirical results of the methods/models, (iii) characterize typical applications and (iv) calculate regional indices, shift-share-factors and spatial potential figures with Excel and SPSS.

Examination topics

Main parts of the course will be held as lecture. 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. Training for these exercises will take place in the computer room in exercise courses and tutorial sessions.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

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