Thursday, January 13, 2022: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Marquis BR Salon 8, ML 2 (Marriott Marquis Washington, DC)
Amy Hillier, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
This workshop is designed for scholars at any career stage who want to incorporate geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis into their research. No prior experience with mapping or GIS software is expected. The session with focus on: Applications of GIS and spatial analysis in social welfare research, including online mapping and spatial statistical analyses.
Finding and creating data appropriate for mapping.
Discussion of ethics, data privacy, and researcher positionality.
Comparison of available data platforms and GIS software.
Opportunity to discuss individual project ideas in small groups with facilitator.
Participants should plan to bring their own laptop to explore online resources during the session. Participants are welcome to reach out to the facilitator in advance of the session.