MDI Data Workshop Series

2022 Fall

Subnational Measurement with Geospatial Data

Studying subnational units (such as states, counties, legislative districts, commuting zones, etc.) is often impeded by the limited and unevenly distributed data. This workshop provides an overview of the issues and methods involved in creating measures for subnational units and an introduction to the major spatial methods. We cover both conventional Multilevel Regression with Poststratification (MrP) and Bayesian spatial methods with implementations in R and Python.


[Google Colab] (GU login required)

Note: The data is self-contained with the Colab notebook. All the data sets are reducted and for pedagogical purposes only.