ERIC Number: ED049124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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The Behavioral and Social Sciences Survey: Geography.
Taaffe, Edward J., Ed.
This book is one of a series prepared in connection with the Behavioral and Social Sciences Survey (BASS), conducted between 1967 and 1969 to provide a comprehensive review and appraisal of these fields, and to provide a basis for an informed effective national policy to strengthen and develop these fields. This report is designed to present a view of the field of geography in the U.S. in the late 1960's. Not intended to be comprehensive, the report is selective in at least three ways: 1) it is concerned only with geography as a behavioral and social science; 2) it is concerned with research rather than educational trends, although some attention is given to graduate training in the last chapter; 3) it does not attempt to cover all or even most research activity. Chapter 1,"Geography as a Social Science," provides an introduction and series of illustrative studies designed to give a brief overview of some of the types of research activities carried on today. Chapter 2, "Methods and Achievements of the Field," is divided into three parts: Investigative Methods, Selected Research Directions, and Geography and Public Policy. The final chapter, "Status, Trends, and Needs of Geography," is a discussion of manpower, research, and research training in the U.S. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Behavioral Science Research, Behavioral Sciences, Financial Support, Fundamental Concepts, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Government Role, Intellectual Disciplines, Maps, Occupational Information, Professional Education, Public Policy, Research Methodology, Research Opportunities, Research Problems, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Science Research, Social Sciences
Prentice Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ($5.95)
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.; Social Science Research Council, New York, NY.