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ERIC Number: EJ1065203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
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ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
A Preliminary Investigation into the Challenges of Learning GIS in Interdisciplinary Research
Rickles, Patrick; Ellul, Claire
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v39 n2 p226-236 2015
A geographic information system (GIS) can be a valuable research tool, helping scientists understand location and bridge the gaps between subjects in interdisciplinary research (IDR), which has been promoted for its real-world solutions. However, a GIS can be difficult to use and may require understanding of a number of concepts as well as tools and technology. This complexity is compounded by additional challenges commonly encountered in IDR. This paper examines some of the challenges facing learners of GIS in IDR projects, with a particular focus on the appropriateness of current teaching methods in this context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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