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GIS : geographic information systems for the social sciences : investigating space and place / Steven J. Steinberg, Sheila L. Steinberg.

By: Steinberg, Steven J
Contributor(s): Steinberg, Sheila L
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: 2006Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, cop. 2006Description: xx, 252 s. ill., tab. 26 cmISBN: 9780761928720; 0761928723; 9780761928737; 0761928731Other title: Geographic information systems for the social sciencesSubject(s): Geografiska informationssystem | Geographic information systems | Spatial analysis (Statistics) | Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology | Geographic information systemsGenre/Form: Additional physical formats: E-book:: Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and PlaceDDC classification: 300.285 LOC classification: H62 | .S7542 2006Other classification: Ny:pu Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems -- 2. GIS Basics -- 3. Topics for Sociospatial Research -- 4. Research Design -- 5. Qualitative Research Methods and GIS -- 6. GIS Data Collection and Development (Sources, Input, and Output) -- 7. Measurement -- 8. Data Documentation and Model Development -- 9. Analysis, Interpretation, and Application -- 10. Future Opportunities for Social Research and GIS
Summary: Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place is the first book to take a cutting-edge approach to integrating spatial concepts into the social sciences. In this text, authors Steven J. Steinberg and Sheila L. Steinberg simplify GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for practitioners and students in the social sciences through the use of examples and actual program exercises so that they can become comfortable incorporating this research tool into their repertoire and scope of interest. The authors provide learning objectives for each chapter, chapter summaries, links to relevant Web sites, as well as suggestions for student research projects.
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Introduction -- 1. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems -- 2. GIS Basics -- 3. Topics for Sociospatial Research -- 4. Research Design -- 5. Qualitative Research Methods and GIS -- 6. GIS Data Collection and Development (Sources, Input, and Output) -- 7. Measurement -- 8. Data Documentation and Model Development -- 9. Analysis, Interpretation, and Application -- 10. Future Opportunities for Social Research and GIS

Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place is the first book to take a cutting-edge approach to integrating spatial concepts into the social sciences. In this text, authors Steven J. Steinberg and Sheila L. Steinberg simplify GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for practitioners and students in the social sciences through the use of examples and actual program exercises so that they can become comfortable incorporating this research tool into their repertoire and scope of interest. The authors provide learning objectives for each chapter, chapter summaries, links to relevant Web sites, as well as suggestions for student research projects.

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