NIGK17011U Spatial and Temporal Pattern Analysis
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a Minor Subject
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts, terminology and methods related to analysis of spatial and temporal patterns in digital data. The course will discuss and analyze how patterns can be identified, measured and tested statistically through a series of lectures, hands-on exercises and student presentations. At the end of the course students will be able to identify and describe geographical and temporal distributions, to measure the patterns formed by time series, point- and areal data, and to statistically analyze data for spatio-temporal clustering, hot spots, break points, and spatio-temporal variations in explanatory variables for the observed phenomena.
The course is composed of a mix of lectures, hands-on exercises and student presentations of studies using different indicators of spatial and temporal patterns. The main focus is on methodological issues and students’ involvement in classroom discussions is pivotal. A portfolio assignment developed through the course forms the basis for an oral examination.
Please see Absalon.
For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, OngoingOral examination, 20 minutes.A written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Identical to ordinary exam.
The student has the following options:
Is the quality of the written assignment not acceptable, the student can choose to either hand in a new or revised report.
Is the quality of the written assignment acceptable, the student can choose to either hand in a revised report or resubmit the original report from the ordinary exam.
The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcomes
- Project work
- Theory exercises