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Essays on Space-Time Interaction Tests


Abstract Researchers across a variety of fields are often interested in determining if data are of a random nature or if they exhibit patterning which may be the result of some alternative and potentially more interesting process. This dissertation explores a family of statistical methods, i.e. space-time interaction tests, designed to detect structure within three-dimensional event data. These tests, widely employed in the fields of spatial epidemiology, criminology, ecology and beyond, are used to identify synergistic interaction across the spatial and temporal dimensions of a series of events. Exploration is needed to better understand these methods and determine how their results may be affected by data quality problems commonly encountered in t... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Malizia, Nicholas (Author) / Anselin, Luc (Advisor) / Murray, Alan (Committee member) / Rey, Sergio (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 133 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Ph.D. Geography 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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