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)
To register please go to: http://store.leeds.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=185&deptid=9&catid=47
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