Investigating the spatial linkage of primary school performance and catchment characteristics

Martin, David and Atkinson, Peter M. (2001) Investigating the spatial linkage of primary school performance and catchment characteristics. Geographical and Environmental Modelling, 5 (1). pp. 67-83. ISSN 1361-5939

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Abstract

This paper is concerned explicitly with spatial aspects of primary school performance results in northern England. In particular, the effect of the data framework (e.g. the area of each individual observation and the spatial arrangement of observations as an ensemble) on observed relationships between school performance and catchment characteristics is investigated. This work is particularly relevant to the interpretation of more substantive studies involving observed relationships that necessarily depend upon the data framework. Five geometric approaches to catchment area definition are evaluated in conjunction with a simple regression model. These approaches to the spatial linkage problem are compared to an autoregressive modelling approach, in which the structure of the spatial data is treated as part of the modelling process rather than a separate spatial allocation problem.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Geographical and Environmental Modelling
Additional Information: M1 - 1
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code: 77200
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Dec 2015 13:08
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 09:30
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/77200

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