Distinguishing between space and place

Before Class

Please read (Chaix, Merlo, and Chauvin 2005) ๐Ÿ“„ and (Merlo et al. 2005) ๐Ÿ“„.

During Class

In class, we will spend time discussing the concept of intraclass correlation and the conceptual links between this measure and the other ideas of clustering we have explored so far.

Additional Resources


Zoom recording of lecture

Pre-recorded videos

Notes on notation used for describing spatial statistical models

Measuring clustering with the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient


Chaix, Basile, Juan Merlo, and Pierre Chauvin. 2005. โ€œComparison of a Spatial Approach with the Multilevel Approach for Investigating Place Effects on Health: The Example of Healthcare Utilisation in France.โ€ Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 59 (6): 517โ€“26. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2004.025478.
Merlo, Juan, Basile Chaix, Min Yang, John Lynch, and Lennart Rastam. 2005. โ€œA Brief Conceptual Tutorial of Multilevel Analysis in Social Epidemiology: Linking the Statistical Concept of Clustering to the Idea of Contextual Phenomenon.โ€ Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 59 (6): 443โ€“49. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2004.023473.