The International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany & Federal Institute for Population Research, Wiesbaden, Germany is organizing an Online Workshop on Introduction to R: Demographics & Spatial Analysis from April 5 to 9, 2021.
The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) serves as a regional Institute for Training and Research in Population Studies for the ESCAP region. It was established in Mumbai in July 1956; until July 1970, it was known as the Demographic Training and Research Center (DTRC), and until 1985, it was known as the International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS).
This course has two major objectives. The first objective is to give an introduction to performing statistical analyses in R, including a worked example on the COVID-19 pandemic. The second objective is to provide participants with skills to conduct spatial analyses in R. Spatial analysis methods are of high relevance as researchers often work with geographically referenced data. In comparative social demographic research, it is very common to contrast populations across countries or regions.
As a result of the big data revolution, we are also witnessing a massive increase in individual-level data with spatial location information. Modeling geographical data, the exclusion of spatial information can lead to biases in the statistical models as important modeling assumptions may be violated. Therefore, understanding the spatial processes underlying the relationships of interest can improve overall knowledge of demographic events as well as enhance the usefulness and applicability of statistical models.
- Introduction to R
- Data wrangling and basic plotting
- Descriptive analysis and regression modeling
- Programming basics
- Spatial Demography
- Basic principles and challenges of spatial analysis
- Introduction to spatial modeling
- Combined analysis of raster, point, and vector data
- Simulation approaches in spatial analysis
Who can Attend?
The target participants are students with a Masters/ MPhil degree and research scholars pursuing their Ph.D. and/ or those completed in the past 2-3 years. We also encourage young faculty to apply for the same. Selected candidates should have a demography/ population studies background from a well-recognized university/ institute with a good academic record.
The registration fee is INR 5000/-. To register for the workshop, click here.
Shortlisted candidates will be informed by email on March 10, 2021, and will be communicated on the mode for payment of the registration fee. The shortlisted candidates must pay the training fee on or before March 20, 2021. The IIPS has a few scholarships for deserving candidates.
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