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ERIC Number: ED100962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 41
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An Implementation of the Action Space Concept in Behavioral Analysis.
Higgs, Gary K.
The Contact Action Space (CAS) of an individual, or group of individuals, has a significant impact on the location of activities and the organization of the use of space. Beginning with the most basic components of a CAS, the individual behavior pattern element is developed, and operational variations affecting alignment and configuration are considered. Five basic measures of a CAS size, density, eccentricity, orientation, and magnitude are calculated and employed to interpret the nature of and changes in a behavior pattern and the associated CAS of a group of 50 individual households during a five year period. The result of the application of CAS analysis to the study of these behavior pattern changes suggest that the concept of contact action space is a useful tool for behavioral studies and has particular application to planning and potential land use research. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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