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    Spatial science – Looking outward

    Brunsdon, Chris (2014) Spatial science – Looking outward. Dialogues in Human Geography, 4 (1). pp. 45-49. ISSN 2043-8214

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    When reviewing quantitative content in the geography curriculum, amongst other things it is important to review developments in data analysis outside of the discipline of geography. In this response to the paper by Johnston et al. (2014), a number of such developments are considered. In particular, the issues of big data, data journalism, reproducibility and statistical inference are discussed. In conclusion, it is argued that all of these would make some kind of positive contribution to the geography curriculum, providing in the words of Johnston et al. (2014) ‘an important role in the formation of an informed citizenry in data-driven, evidence-based-policy societies’.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: big data; data journalism; geography curriculum; reproducibility;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
    Item ID: 5848
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    Depositing User: Prof. Chris Brunsdon
    Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 17:17
    Journal or Publication Title: Dialogues in Human Geography
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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