On ecological analysis and spatial autocorrelation.

R. J. Johnston

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In many, perhaps most, forms of spatial analysis, spatial autocorrelation is an issue and impinges on the interpretation of the correlation and regression coefficients or of the factor/component loadings. But this problem is irrelevant to certain types of spatial analysis. In the studies, the observation units are treated as closed independent systems and their relative location is of no substantive importance. The aspects of space relevant to these analysis refer to the internal structure of the data units not to their external relations. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-15
Number of pages13
JournalTravaux de l'Institut de Geographie de Reims
Publication statusPublished - 1981


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