Spatially Integrated Social Science

by Michael F. Goodchild & Donald G. Janelle
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Publisher: Oxford University Press

Series: Spatial Information Systems

Publication Date: December 20, 2003

ISBN: 9780190288280

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Spatial analysis assists theoretical understanding and empirical testing in the social sciences, and rapidly expanding applications of geographic information technologies have advanced the spatial data-gathering needed for spatial analysis and model making. This much-needed volume covers outstanding examples of spatial thinking in the social sciences, with each chapter showing some aspect of how certain social processes can be understood by analyzing their spatial context. The audience for this work is as trans-disciplinary as its authorship because it contains approaches and methodologies useful to geography, anthropology, history, political science, economics, criminology, sociology, and statistics.