This pages includes links to different ways of analyzing and interpreting the data gathered by the project.
In economics, a location quotient is used to determine areas where employment in a specific industry may be over or under represented. In this example, the location quotient concept is applied to the number of monastic foundations by order in Norman Sicily. Hopefully, location quotients will identify concentrations of orders in certain provinces of Sicily. In the model, the monastic order replaces the concept of industry. For regions, the boundaries of the modern provinces are used for convenience, while the reference area is the whole of Sicily.