Measures of Deprivation and Area Type

Course Title: Measures of Deprivation and Area Type

 Organising university/institution: University of Leeds

 Event address:  Room G.19, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Course Date: 9th July, 2012 

Event Description: Measures such as the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) are widely used in research on spatial variations in many phenomena, ranging from health and crime to education and economic activity. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the underlying measures is often poorly developed. In this course we explain the basis of deprivation measures and consider their potential drawbacks in some detail. Alternative measures of small area deprivation will be considered and we will discuss methods for the construction of alternative measures from first principles.

Name of presenter/instructor: Dr. Paul Norman

 Level: Entry.  No prior knowledge is required, although some knowledge of spatial data and understanding of the scope of GIS will be an advantage.

 Duration: This is a 1 day course. Format: Mostly lectures with student assignments and feedback.

 Cost: £30 for students, £60 for staff (at UK and Ireland Higher Education institutions) , £225 (external)

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 For further information please contact: Amy O’Neill at or  at 0113 343 7992


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