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Marking the completion of this one year ESRC NCRM network into small area estimation methodologies, a one day introductory training event on principles and practices of small area estimation will be held on Friday 26th April 2013 at the University of Sheffield.
Small area estimation of survey data down to small area level has become an increasingly widespread activity as scholars and policy-makers have sought to gain ever more detailed spatial information to better target interventions or resources and to evaluate local policy impacts. Various alternative methodologies have emerged and these fall broadly within either spatial microsimulation or statistical approaches. This one day training event is intended as an introduction to small area estimation for those without experience of the approaches and who wish to learn about the principles, practicalities and key considerations of small area estimation as well as gaining practical hands-on experience of running two common alternative methodological approaches. The practical sessions will be conducted in Stata and familiarity with Stata syntax is desirable though not essential.
The event is free of charge but places are capped due to room capacity and participants are asked to reserve their place in advance by contacting Dr Adam Whitworth, Principal Investigator of the network, at [log in to unmask] Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day.
Location & date: Information Commons, University of Sheffield, S3 7RD, 10:00-4:00
Tutor: Dr Adam Whitworth, Dept of Geography, University of Sheffield
Further information about this ESRC NCRM network is available at:
Dr Adam Whitworth,
Dept of Geography,
University of Sheffield
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