Spatial Regression Models


Don Ward, Michael; & Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede (2008) Spatial Regression Models. : Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences.

Spatial Regression Models illustrates the use of spatial analysis in the social sciences. The text includes sections that cover different modeling-related topics: mapping and making projections; doing exploratory spatial data analysis; working with models which have lagged endogenous right-handed side variables; using spatial error correction models; employing conditionally autoregressive models; and dealing with over-time panels exhibiting spatial structures. Each of the modeling-based discussions includes separate delineations of how to proceed when dealing with main variables that are quantitative as well as qualitative. In each section, the authors employ prominent and diverse examples, introducing readers to key literature in the field. The examples are presented along with relevant data and programs written in the R, which illustrate exactly how to undertake the analyses described. The book ends with a chapter that covers techniques for presenting spatial information.


Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

Regius Professor, University of Essex; and Research Professor, PRIO