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GIS and Spatial Modeling for the Undergraduate Social Science Curriculum

July 10-15, 2005: Columbus, OH

This workshop focuses on spatial thinking, spatial analytic methods and their applications suited for undergraduate social science courses. These methods include cartographic visualization, space-time modeling of individual behavior, spatial interaction models, spatial point pattern analysis and spatial optimization methods. The workshop will also cover curriculum development, pedagogy and student learning assessment. Workshop participants will consider how to integrate these methods into instructional modules, exercises, and learning assessment approaches. Requirements to benefit from this workshop include prior experience with computer file and data management in applications of quantitative analysis and/or GIS in the social sciences.

Instructors: Mei-Po Kwan (coordinator), Alan Murray, Morton O'Kelly, Kathryn Plank, and Ningchuan Xiao (all of The Ohio State University), and Michael Tiefelsdorf (University of Texas, Dallas)

Co-sponsor with CSISS and host institution: Department of Geography, The Ohio State University.

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