Global Positioning System

Author: John Spencer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470693150
Size: 45.97 MB
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Global Positioning System is the first book to guide social scientists with little or no mapping or GPS experience through the process of collecting field data from start to finish. Takes readers step-by-step through the key stages of a GPS fieldwork project. Explains complex background topics in clear, easy-to-understand language. Provides simple guidelines for GPS equipment selection. Provides practical solutions for real GPS data collection issues. Offers a concise guide to using GPS-collected data within geographic information systems.

The Sage Handbook Of Online Research Methods

Author: Nigel G Fielding
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473959306
Size: 27.86 MB
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Online research methods are popular, dynamic and fast-changing. Following on from the great success of the first edition, published in 2008, The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition offers both updates of existing subject areas and new chapters covering more recent developments, such as social media, big data, data visualization and CAQDAS. Bringing together the leading names in both qualitative and quantitative online research, this new edition is organised into nine sections: 1. Online Research Methods 2. Designing Online Research 3. Online Data Capture and Data Collection 4. The Online Survey 5. Digital Quantitative Analysis 6. Digital Text Analysis 7. Virtual Ethnography 8. Online Secondary Analysis: Resources and Methods 9. The Future of Online Social Research The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition is an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship.

Studies In Temporal Urbanism

Author: Fabian Neuhaus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400709379
Size: 47.98 MB
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This book is very much about what the name urbanTick literally says, about the ticking of the urban, the urban as we experience it everyday on the bus, in the park or between buildings. It is about the big orchestrated mass migration of commuters, the seasonal blossoms of the trees along the walkway and the frequency of the stamping rubbish-eater-trucks. It is also, not to forget, about climate, infrastructure, opening hours, term times, parking meters, time tables, growing shadows and moon light. But most of all it is about how all this is experienced by citizens on a daily basis and how they navigate within this complex structure of patterns. The content of this book is based on the content of the urbanTick blog between 2008-2010. One year blogging about this topic brought together a large collection of different aspects and thoughts. It is not at all a conclusive view, the opposite might be the case, it is an exploratory work in progress, while trying to capture as many facets of the topic as possible.

Using The Global Positioning System In Household Surveys For Better Economics And Better Policy

Author: John Gibson
Publisher:
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Size: 48.80 MB
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Distance and location are important determinants of many choices that economists study. While these variables can sometimes be obtained from secondary data, economists often rely on information that is self-reported by respondents in surveys. These self-reports are used especially for the distance from households or community centers to various features such as roads, markets, schools, clinics, and other public services. There is growing evidence that self-reported distance is measured with error and that these errors are correlated with outcomes of interest. In contrast to self-reports, the Global Positioning System (GPS) can determine almost exact location (typically within 15 meters). The falling cost of GPS receivers (typically below US$100) makes it increasingly feasible for field surveys to use GPS as a better method of measuring location and distance. In this paper the authors review four ways that GPS can lead to better economics and better policy: (1) through constructing instrumental variables that can be used to understand the causal impact of policies, (2) by helping to understand policy externalities and spillovers, (3) through better understanding of access to services, and (4) by improving the collection of household survey data. They also discuss several pitfalls and unresolved problems with using GPS in household surveys.

Schoolyard Enhanced Learning

Author: Herbert W. Broda
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107290
Size: 39.38 MB
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Provides theories, practical suggestions, and activities to help encourage teachers to take advantage of the outdoors as an instructional tool.

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A Practical Guide To Middle And Secondary Social Studies

Author: June Chapin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Size: 79.91 MB
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Following in the vein of her best-selling elementary book, June Chapin focuses on key topics that are critical to the teaching of social studies in the middle and secondary classrooms. This brief, practical book enables readers to concentrate on the crucial, relevant strategies and content to become effective social studies teachers who will be able to teach in a wide diversity of classrooms. The goal for the reader is to teach social studies creatively and thoughtfully so that their students become knowledgeable and responsible citizens acting on core values and beliefs.