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    Techniques to collect and analyze the cognitive map knowledge of persons with visual impairment or blindness: issues of validity


    Kitchin, Rob and Jacobson, R.D. (1997) Techniques to collect and analyze the cognitive map knowledge of persons with visual impairment or blindness: issues of validity. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 91 (4). pp. 360-376. ISSN 0145-482X

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    Abstract

    This article is an assessment of a variety of techniques used by researchers in the fields of geography, psychology, urban planning, and cognitive science to collect and analyze data on how people with visual impairment or blindness learn, understand, and think about geographic space. The authors concluded that these techniques and their results need to be used cautiously. They also made recommendations for increasing the validity of future studies, including the use of multiple, mutually supportive tests; larger sample sizes, and movement from the laboratory to real-world environments.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Techniques; cognitive map knowledge; visual impairment; blindness; validity; geography; psychology; urban planning; cognitive science;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 7257
    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 14:46
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
    Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
    Refereed: No
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