Advanced GIS Methods Training: AHAH and Multi-Dimensional Indices

Presenter(s): Dr. Nick Bearman, Dr. Mark Green, Dr. Konstantinos Darras

This resource has been contributed by a member of ESRC's Data Resources Training Network

The homepage of this resource is https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/advanced-gis-methods-training-ahah-and-multi-dimensional-indices

This course presents the Access to Healthy Assets & Hazards (AHAH) dataset from the CDRC and the methods used to create them, multi-dimensional indices. Multi-dimensional indices are used to create many different data sets, including the Index of Multiple Deprivation. This course will explain the AHAH dataset, how and why it was created, and what it can be used for. You will also learn how to use the multi-dimensional indices method to create your own index, using AHAH as an example.

It is split into two parts, each with a video clip and a series of commands to work through:

  • Part 1: Access to Healthy Assets & Hazards (AHAH)
  • Part 2: Multi Dimensional Indices (MDI)

You need some prior knowledge of R to get the most from this course. If you are new to R, we recommend you complete the Short Course on Using R as a GIS first.

After completing the material, you will:

  • Know what AHAH is and what it can be used for
  • Be aware of how AHAH was created
  • Understand some of its key strengths and weaknesses
  • Know how to use Access to Healthy Assets & Hazards (AHAH) in RStudio
  • Be able to recreate the AHAH MDI
  • Understand why we need to transform some of the data
  • Feel confident to add/remove domains from this index and understand the results
  • Be able to create your own multi dimensional index

To access the course, click on Download next to the 'Part 1: AHAH - Workbook' or 'Part 2: MDI - Workbook' files below. It is recommended that you have the course material open in one window, and RStudio open in another window next to it, using either a big monitor, or two monitors. If you have any comments or feedback, please email us.

CDRC periodically run training course featuring the material in this course. Please sign up to our mailing list, check out our website https://www.cdrc.ac.uk or email info@cdrc.ac.uk for more details.

Advanced GIS Methods Training: AHAH and MDI: Part 1: Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards

This is part 1 of the 2 part course from CDRC on the Access to Healthy Assets & Hazards (AHAH) dataset and creating Multi Dimensional Indices. The video in this part introduces the AHAH data set, and the practical session shows you how to work with the AHAH dataset in R. If you are completely new to RStudio, please check out our Short Course on Using R as a GIS. After completing this material, you will: Know what AHAH is and what it can be used for Be aware of how AHAH was created Understand some of its key strengths and weaknesses Know how to use Access to Healthy Assets & Hazards (AHAH) in RStudio


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Advanced GIS Methods Training: AHAH and MDI: Part 2: Multi Dimensional Indices

This is part 2 of the 2 part course from CDRC on the Access to Healthy Assets & Hazards (AHAH) dataset and creating Multi Dimensional Indices. The video in this part introduces the concept of Multi Dimensional Indices data set, and the practical session shows you how to create your own MDI. After completing this material, you will: Be able to recreate the AHAH MDI Understand why we need to transform some of the data Feel confident to add/remove domains from this index and understand the results Be able to create your own multi dimensional index


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About the author

Nick works as Data Services Manager at the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) where he helps users access the data sets the CDRC holds and works with data partners to add more data sets to CDRC's service. He uses his technical skills with GIS to explore and analyse spatial data using different methods applied to a variety of different applications. He is passionate about GIS and spatial skills both as a tool to solve problems and as a vital skill to be taught to anyone who uses spatial data to make decisions. He is a Chartered Geographer (GIS) and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

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