UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


IRDR0004 - Risk and Disaster Reduction Research Tools

Module Tutor: Katerina Stavrianaki

Module code: IRDR0004, 15 credits

Department: IRDR

This module is intended to provide students with the basic quantitative skills required to carry out work in risk and disaster reduction. 

The course has two parts. The first focuses on statistical methods, and aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of techniques relating to data analysis, survey design, regression, and hypothesis testing. This will allow them to both conduct quantitative research on their own, and also to understand and critique work done by others. As well as covering theoretical issues, the R programming language is also taught to allow students to gain familiarity with practical data analysis. 

The second part of the course is an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) which provides both scientific and practical knowledge of industry-standard software used to analy