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Nijim, Basheer K. – Journal of Geography, 1974
By plotting economic and population data on maps and coordinating the data on a scattergram, introductory world geography students work with the concept of spatial association, learn to identify geographic problems, and become familiar with world political units. (JR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Data Analysis, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts
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Mings, Robert C. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Using the U.S. Bureau of the Census's National Travel Survey as the primary data source, the exercises described will help high school or college level students develop basic geographic skills, including data interpretation, map construction, and spatial analysis. They will also familiarize students with broad patterns of recreation travel. (RM)
Descriptors: Cartography, Census Figures, Data Analysis, Geography Instruction
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Dahmann, Donald C. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Reintroduces and updates the geographic profile as a visualization technique for representing and analyzing the structure of geographical information. A computer software-generated profile focuses on specific information (persons per square mile in selected cities) and represents that information spatially on a graph. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Interpretation
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Walsh, Stephen J. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Suggests basic elements of spatial education appropriate to geographic information system (GIS) course curricula. Describes the need for integration of GIS education and GIS training. Discusses hardware/software configurations, approaches to the creation of laboratory facilities, and approaches, rationales, and technical considerations in the…
Descriptors: Cartography, Course Content, Courseware, Curriculum Development
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Rivizzigno, Victoria L. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Emphasizes the importance of computer instruction and statistical methods and suggests ways in which instructors of geography on the college level can alleviate student fears. Tips include discussing geography as a science, explaining the relevance of the scientific method to a specific research problem in geography, and introducing problem…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Computers, Data Analysis, Fear
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Robinson, Roger J. – Journal of Geography, 1973
Three steps in urban land use analysis, fieldwork mapping, processing of data, and classification and delimitation of zones in an urban area, are described. An appendix presents a classification of buildings by function. (KM)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education