20 bursaries available for ESRC Applied Statistical Methods Summer School

ESRC Summer School20 bursaries are available to UK and Chinese applicants for our ESRC Summer School on Analysing Segregation on 1-4 August 2017.

Significant advances in the measurement and analysis of segregation have been made over the past 5 years. This summer school offers delegates the opportunity to learn these cutting-edge methods from leading researchers in the field.

The bursaries, covering accommodation and cost of the course (please note travel is not included) are available to UK and Chinese academics, postgraduate students or researchers outside of academia. The summer school will provide 4 days of intensive hands-on training, providing an intensive introduction to measuring and modelling segregation.

Participants will gain an understanding of, and develop their skills in, the following four topics:

1. Introduction to R – reading in data, plotting data, variables and subsetting, data manipulation and management, numerical summaries, reading in shape files, drawing maps of areal unit data.
2. Spatial analysis of segregation – techniques for spatial aspects of segregation, how to compute inference for segregation indices including index of dissimilarity, and analysis of the spatial persistence of migrants.
3. Multiscale Segregation – multilevel modelling of segregation and inequality to capture the different levels of segregation at different spatial scales.
4. Clusters and Frontiers in Social Relations: new ways of thinking of segregation through the application of Social Network Analysis, social frontier estimation and modelled cluster methods to issue of segregation.

This course is aimed at researchers interested in the quantitative analysis of segregation using the latest methods. The course is open to academics, postgraduate students and researchers outside of academia interested in improving their skills in this area. Most of the course will be taught in R and other freely available software. No prior knowledge of R is required, but you should have a good knowledge of introductory statistics and regression analysis.

The course will be preceded by a one-day conference on segregation in Europe and China hosted by the University of Sheffield to which applicants are also warmly invited

To find out how to apply for a bursary and register your interest in the summer school, email amy.clare@sheffield.ac.uk.