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Phillips, Daniel W.; Montello, Daniel R. – Journal of Geography, 2015
Previous research has examined heuristics--simplified decision-making rules-of-thumb--for geospatial reasoning. This study examined at two locations the influence of beliefs about local coastline orientation on estimated directions to local and distant places; estimates were made immediately or after fifteen seconds. This study goes beyond…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Decision Making, Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills
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Crooker, Richard A.; Sherman, Douglas J. – Journal of Geography, 1986
Describes how a combination of mapping and techniques can be used as a basis for measuring and analyzing student locational awareness of California. The case study analysis reveals that there was considerable variation in students' accuracy and precision in locating places. Includes tables and maps. (TRS)
Descriptors: Cartography, Educational Testing, Geography, Geography Instruction