Week 9 - Beyond Measurement


The third and final unit of the course will take us beyond measurement to “discovery”—how can we use the tools of statistics to better understand the dynamics of the urban landscape? This week we will begin with an overview of inferential statistics and the introduction of correlation and regression.

In this module, you will utilize correlation and regression to analyze the relationship of two or more measures across Boston.

We will also take a look at the Santa Fe’s Institute’s use of correlation and regression to develop universal models of urban scaling.

Learning Objectives

Substantive Readings


Technical Readings

Data Assignment