GIS and the Geography of Armed Conflict

Time:

26 - 30 Jun 2017

Place:

NTNU Trondheim, Campus Dragvoll

Organizer:

Ole Magnus Theisen, Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU

Credits:

10 ECTS

Contact:

Einar Gimse Syrstad: einar.syrstad@ntnu.no

Lecturers:

​Jan Ketil Rød, Department of Geography, NTNU

Andreas Forø Tollefsen, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

As a research tool in the social sciences, GIS has not been used to nearly the same depth relative to applications in the natural science, where GIS have a longer history dating back to the late 1960s. Current and future opportunities for the application of GIS in the social sciences are considered tremendous. This course aims to point at some of the many opportunities. Whether the research design is based on qualitative or quantitative methods, GIS can provide the researcher with added analytical capabilities. Examples on how GIS can support both qualitative and quantitative methodologies will be given during the course, but with an emphasis on the latter. 

The course is organised at NTNU, Department of Sociology and Political Science, in collaboration with the Research School on Peace and Conflict.