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Global Positioning System

Author : John Spencer
ISBN : 9780470693155
Genre : Science
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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.

Global Positioning System

Author : John Spencer
ISBN : 1405101857
Genre : Science
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Guides social scientists with little or no mapping or GPS experience through the process of collecting field data from start to finish.

The Sage Handbook Of Online Research Methods

Author : Nigel G Fielding
ISBN : 9781446206607
Genre : Social Science
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This handbook is the first to provide comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications. The editors have brought together leading names in the field of online research to give a thoroughly up to date, practical coverage, richly illustrated with examples. The chapters cover both methodological and procedural themes, offering readers a sophisticated treatment of the practice and uses of Internet and online research that is grounded in the principles of research methodology. Beginning with an examination of the significance of the Internet as a research medium, the book goes on to cover research design, data capture, online surveys, virtual ethnography, and the internet as an archival resource, and concludes by looking at potential directions for the future of Internet and online research. The SAGE Handbook of Internet and Online Research Methods will be welcomed by anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship. Postgraduates, researchers and methodologists from disciplines across the social sciences will find this an invaluable source of reference.

Our Earth S Changing Land

Author : Helmut Geist
ISBN : 0313327041
Genre : Architecture
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This encyclopedia provides a state-of-the-art understanding of how land has changed over that last 300 years.

Studies In Temporal Urbanism

Author : Fabian Neuhaus
ISBN : 9400709374
Genre : Political Science
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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
ISBN : UCSD:31822034347385
Genre : Accessibility
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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.

Arc User

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105115024619
Genre : Geographic information systems
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Global Positioning System Gps

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The World Bank Research Observer

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