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Video available for MAP Academy presentation featuring Robert Shepard

Robert Shepard, assistant professor of geography at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, led the first presentation of the MAP Academy’s Fall 2021 Methodology Applications Series Nov. 12.

Video is now available of his virtual presentation, “Space Scale and Site: The Limits and Lies in Our Understanding of Residential Segregation.”

Shepard discussed some of the ways geographic scale impacts measures of demographic evenness, isolation and clustering, illustrating how much of the scholarship on residential segregation has been limited — and even entirely misleading

The next series event is Dec. 10, when Maria Elena Oliveri, associate director of psychometric consulting at the Buros Center for Testing, will deliver her virtual presentation, “Fairness in Assessment: An Evolving Methodological and Societal Conundrum.”

The theme of the 2021-22 Methodology Applications Series is “Pursuing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Research: Design and Methodology Considerations.”