Spatial data analysis. An introduction to spatial autocorrelation and spatial regression analysis

Many research questions require analysis of complex patterns of interrelated social, behavioral, economic and environmental phenomena. In addressing these questions, it is increasingly argued that both spatial thinking and spatial analytical perspectives have an important role to play. Indeed, research on social stratification and inequality, health, mortality and fertility and many other issues depends onContinue reading “Spatial data analysis. An introduction to spatial autocorrelation and spatial regression analysis”

Mapping tweets “JeSuisCharlie”, 11 January 2015

On sunday 11 january 2015, 3.7 million people marched across France to tribute the victims that were killed earlier that week by terrorist attacks.  Elsewhere in the world, crowds gathered in shows of solidarity with “JeSuisCharlie”. We followed the stream of “JeSuisCharlie” tweets during one hour that day.  A total of 261.117 tweets were gatheredContinue reading “Mapping tweets “JeSuisCharlie”, 11 January 2015″

Kiezersstromen in Vlaanderen, 2010 – 2014

Bij de federale verkiezingen van 25 mei 2014 kwamen de NV-A aan Vlaamse zijde en MR en FDF in Wallonië als grootste overwinnaars uit de bus.  Een berekening van de verschuivingen in het stemgedrag toont aan dat het kiezerskorps in beide landsdelen weliswaar volatiel is, maar er kan niet gesproken worden van een politieke aardverschuiving. Continue reading “Kiezersstromen in Vlaanderen, 2010 – 2014”