Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Neighborhoods and Health$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa F. Berkman

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138382

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 05 December 2019

The Quantitative Assessment of Neighborhood Social Environments

The Quantitative Assessment of Neighborhood Social Environments

(p.112) 5 The Quantitative Assessment of Neighborhood Social Environments
Neighborhoods and Health

Stephen W. Raudenbush

Oxford University Press

As interest in the social sciences and public health increasingly turns to the integration of individual, family, and neighborhood processes, a potential mismatch arises in the quality of measures. Standing behind individual measurement are decades of research, producing measures that often have excellent statistical properties. In contrast, much less is known about measures of ecological settings such as neighborhoods, and the methodology needed to evaluate these measures is in its infancy. This chapter aims to adapt tools from psychometrics to improve the quality of ecometric measures. An extension to the approach sketched in the chapter would take into account spatial autocorrelation. Neighborhood clusters have been treated as independent. Ongoing work will build spatial associations into the models presented here.

Keywords:   neighborhood research, health effects, public health, ecological settings, psychometrics, spatial autocorrelation

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .