Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Making spatial analysis operational: commands for generating spatial-effect variables in monadic and dyadic data

Neumayer, Eric and Plümper, Thomas (2010) Making spatial analysis operational: commands for generating spatial-effect variables in monadic and dyadic data. The Stata Journal, 10 (4). pp. 585-605. ISSN 1536-867X

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (594Kb) | Preview

Abstract

Spatial dependence exists whenever the expected utility of one unit of analysis is affected by the decisions or behavior made by other units of analysis. Spatial dependence is ubiquitous in social relations and interactions. Yet, there are surprisingly few social science studies accounting for spatial dependence. This holds true for settings in which researchers use monadic data, where the unit of analysis is the individual unit, agent, or actor, and even more true for dyadic data settings, where the unit of analysis is the pair or dyad representing an interaction or a relation between two individual units, agents, or actors. Dyadic data offer more complex ways of modeling spatial-effect variables than do monadic data. The commands described in this article facilitate spatial analysis by providing an easy tool for generating, with one command line, spatial-effect variables for monadic contagion as well as for all possible forms of contagion in dyadic data.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.stata-journal.com/
Additional Information: © 2010 StataCorp LP
Library of Congress subject classification: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2010 15:33
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30750/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only