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1 Setting Spatial Weights Sources: Anselin, ‘Spatial data analysis with GIS: An introduction to application in the social sciences’; Terraseer products, spatial weights; ‘Statistical/modeling tools for design and analysis of conservation monitoring data’ Why? § Relationships among neighbors—called neighbor relationships, contiguity relationships, adjacency sets, or spatial weights— underlie spatial statistics. § Fundamental question: how to define ‘neighbors’? Based on your knowledge of the topic at hand, what is the anticipated structure of spatial dependence? o “For each data point, a relevant ‘neighborhood’ is defined as those locations surrrounding it that are considered to interact with it” (Anselin, ‘Spatial data analysis’). o In a strict sense, two spatial units are either neighbors or not: e.g., polygons that share a border or data points that are within some critical distance of each other (Anselin). o
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