GIS: Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place, by Stevens J. Steinberg and Shiela L. Steinberg. Sage Publications, 2006 [Review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Selima Sultana, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The closing decades of the twentieth century witnessed tremendous growth in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in various spatial disciplines. Many social science researchers and practitioners have started realizing the utility of a spatial perspective to help inform their scholarship, but few have found a way to integrate GIS technology into their work. Mostly this is due to the difficulty of using GIS technology without proper training. Few introductory GIS texts are available that would be of interest to social scientists who lack the knowledge to explore the possibilities of GIS applications in their research. This book, written by a sociologist and environmental scientist, is intended for social scientists who want to take advantage of the capabilities of GIS. Tt is a guide to social science research in a GIS context, rather than a guide to using GIS.

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Vol. 24(1), pp.121–122
Language: English
Date: 2007
book review, GIS, geographic information systems, social science

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