Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place

Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place

by Steven J. Steinberg, Sheila L. Steinberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761928723

ISBN-13: 9780761928720

Pub. Date: 08/04/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"In this text, authors Steven J. Steinberg and Sheila L. Steinberg simplify GIS for practitioners and students in the social sciences. Through the use of examples and actual program exercises, readers will become comfortable incorporating this research tool into their repertoire and scope of interest. The authors provide learning objectives for each chapter, chapter…  See more details below

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"In this text, authors Steven J. Steinberg and Sheila L. Steinberg simplify GIS for practitioners and students in the social sciences. Through the use of examples and actual program exercises, readers will 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, and suggestions for student research projects." Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences offers a nuts-and-bolts introduction to GIS for undergraduate and graduate students taking methods courses across the social sciences. It is an excellent textbook for courses dedicated to GIS research and its applications in the fields of Sociology, Criminology, Public Health, Geography, Anthropology, Political Science, and Environmental Studies. It is also a valuable resource for any social scientist or practitioner interested in applying GIS technology to his or her work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761928720
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/04/2005
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction to geographic information systems7
2GIS basics17
3Topics for sociospatial research35
4Research design51
5Qualitative research methods and GIS77
6GIS data collection and development (sources, input, and output)97
7Measurement125
8Data documentation and model development149
9Analysis, interpretation, and application161
10Future opportunities for social research and GIS195

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