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A spatial accuracy assessment of an alternative circular scan method for Kulldorff's spatial scan statistic

Read, S., Bath, P.A., Willett, P. and Maheswaran, R. (2009) A spatial accuracy assessment of an alternative circular scan method for Kulldorff's spatial scan statistic. In: Fairbairn, David, (ed.) Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 17th Annual Conference. GIS Research UK, 17th Annual Conference, 1st - 3rd April 2009, Durham, UK. Durham University , Durham, UK , pp. 57-61. ISBN 978-0-900974-58-8

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This paper concerns the Bernoulli version of Kulldorff’s spatial scan statistic, and how accurately it identifies the exact centre of approximately circular regions of increased spatial density in point data. We present an alternative method of selecting circular regions that appears to give greater accuracy. Performance is tested in an epidemiological context using manifold synthetic case-control datasets. A small, but statistically significant, improvement is reported. The power of the alternative method is yet to be assessed.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright 2009 the authors.
Keywords: epidemiology, spatial scan statistic, point process, case-control study, SaTScan
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
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Depositing User: Dr Simon Read
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2009 17:58
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:59
Status: Published
Publisher: Durham University
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9294

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