GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives

By Sheila Steinberg, Steven Steinberg

A solid introduction to research methods using geographic information systems (GIS). It is written for academics and professionals in the social and physical sciences.

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GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives shows researchers how to incorporate spatial thinking and geographic information system (GIS) technology into research design and analysis. Topics include research design, digital data sources, volunteered geographic information, analysis using GIS, and how to link research results to policy and action. The concepts presented in GIS Research Methods can be applied to projects in a range of social and physical sciences by researchers using GIS for the first time and experienced practitioners looking for new and innovative research techniques.

Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg
Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg is a professor of Social and Environmental Sciences at Brandman University and Chair of the GIS Committee, where she leads the university to incorporate GIS across the curriculum.

Steven J. Steinberg
Steven J. Steinberg is the Geographic Information Officer for the County of Los Angeles, California. Throughout his career, he has taught GIS as a professor of geospatial sciences for the California State University.

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