sya6356syl - GIS & Social Research SYA 6356/SYD 4610...

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1 GIS & Social Research SYA 6356/SYD 4610 Spring 2008 Dr. Richard Tardanico http://www.fiu.edu/~tardanic & Dr. Hugh Gladwin http://www.fiu.edu/orgs/ipor/socgis Getting in touch Richard.Tardanico@fiu.edu Tel: 305/348-2247 Office hours: DM 333, Thursdays, 4-5pm; or by appointment Hugh.Gladwin@fiu.edu Tel: 305/608-9961 Office Hours: DM 333, by appointment What it’s about This course focuses on applications of GIS in social research. It presents critical perspectives on GIS, space, place, and cartography, and applies GIS to social- research issues in the context of these perspectives. Class sessions will combine discussion of assigned readings with lab exercises that are geared to building GIS skills in general and GIS social-research skills in particular (including introductory social spatial statistics). GIS software: The principal course software will be ArcGIS 9.2 , which is loaded on the GL GIS-lab computers and is available as a 6-month CD-rom in Gorr/Kurland, GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9 (Updated for ArcGIS 9.2; ESRI Press), or in Ormsby et al., Getting to Know ArcGIS . Students should have access to ArcGIS 9.2 for work outside the lab and are responsible for keeping backups of their course work. The course will also use the following software: GeoDa , which is loaded on the GL GIS-lab computers and is downloadable for free (see below); and (for graduate students with backgrounds in statistics) Geographically Weighted Regression , which is available from the instructors and is located on some of the GIS-lab computers. GIS Exercises & Readings: The main source of the course’s exercises is the required book, Gorr/Kurland, GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9 . There are some additional exercises as well, including a project on sustainability/socio-spatial issues in South Florida. The other readings are available by means of a course reader, the internet, the FIU library, and instructor-loaned books and articles. Recommended
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