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interpretation of the quantification debate in British geography.

Taylor, Peter J.

interpretation of the quantification debate in British geography.

by Taylor, Peter J.

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Published by University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Department of Geography in Newcastle uponTyne .
Written in English


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Transactions, Institute of British Geographers New Series Volume i Number 2 An interpretation of the quantification debate in British geography PETER J. TAYLOR Lecturer in Geography, University of Newcastle upon Tyne Revised MS received 13 May ABSTRACT.

This paper describes recent trends in British geography from a sociological. Representations of quantitative geography, both by practitioners and by others, have tended to associate quantification with empiricism, positivism, and the social and academic status quo.

ADVERTISEMENTS: Some of the main objectives of the quantitative revolution in geography were as under: Geography for more than two hundred years was confronted with the problems of generalization and theory-building.

ADVERTISEMENTS: In all other physical and social sciences theory-building has a long tradition. After the Second World War, geographers, especially those of the developed [ ].

Heather Viles is a Reader in the School of Geography and the Environ-ment, Oxford University, UK. John Wainwright is a Professor in the Department of Geography, King’s College, University of London, UK. Castree / Questioning Geography _3_posttoc Final Proof page ix pm CONTRIBUTORS ix. This introduction to the development of new theoretical approaches to human geography sets out to explain the key features of these new approaches, and to trace their antecedents and implications.

The authors also highlight points of comparison and contrast, inter-connection and dissimilarity. An introductory chapter describes and accounts for the theoretical diversity present within twentieth.

This is an important book. Rich Harris makes a compelling case for why fluency with data, its collection, analysis and interpretation, is essential for geographers and geography today.

The text provides a platform that encourages students to engage with ideas about data - relevant for all students whether interested in social, cultural or, economic geography, or hydrology, geomorphology or.

Debates in Geography Education encourages early career teachers, experienced teachers and teacher educators to engage with and reflect on key issues, concepts and debates.

It aims to enable readers to reach their own informed judgements with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding.5/5(2). The quantification debate is thus interpreted as a conflict within a scientific 'community'.

The initial hierarchical structure is briefly outlined and the process of quantification is viewed. The shaping of geography as a discipline has been the result of a combination of productive and successful communication and missed opportunities, of presence and absence, of fluid travels of ideas and projects, but also of closures, impediments, good lessons that got lost.

This paper suggests that using a counterfactual approach to draw attention to specific geographies that remained Cited by: In geography the years to have been labelled [Burton, ] the ‘quantitative revolution’, but there were harbingers of quantification even earlier [Renner, ; Unstead, ].

The ‘revolutionaries’ rapidly became the ruling class, and the quantitative approach was accepted by the geographical establishment as the mainstream Author: Dov Nir. The quantitative revolution (QR) [n] was a paradigm shift that sought to develop a more rigorous and systematic methodology for the discipline of geography.

It came as a response to the inadequacy of regional geography to explain general spatial dynamics. The main claim for the quantitative revolution is that it led to a shift from a descriptive (idiographic) geography to an empirical law. level geography.

In regard to GIS, Google Earth was the most popular tool, used by 96% of respondents. Our findings support what we know of the geography curricula and what the Royal Statistical report suggested: geography is an active user of applied quantitative methods.

The challenges are to. An Interpretation of the Quantification Debate in British Geography. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS 1, – CrossRef Google ScholarAuthor: Rachael Tily.

′Quantitative Geography: The Basics′ delivers exactly what the title promises. An engaging overview of the field that makes a strong case that all geographers can and should be exposed to statistical methods, if they are to fully engage with the contemporary discipline, and to participate effectively in wider, number-saturated, public debates.5/5(1).

Historiography is the study of the methods of historians in developing history as an academic discipline, and by extension is any body of historical work on a particular subject.

The historiography of a specific topic covers how historians have studied that topic using particular sources, techniques, and.

quantification debate in British geography.8 Timely and sane it may at the very least have com- pelled some to hold a mirror to their writing and to examine the extent to which concerns other than the advancement of knowledge determined the dress in which they clothed their ideas.

The book is one that is highly readable and stimulating for those with some background in the `There is a view within some parts of academic geography that what used to be called "quantitative geography" is dead, having been subsumed within "geographical information systems" or else of no continuing interest.

This book should correct this. Learning Objectives. After reviewing this chapter readers should be able to: • Understand the nature and scope of a controversy in the philosophy of the social sciences regarding the causal explanation of types of human conduct.

• Appreciate the relevance of later Wittgenstein analyses to File Size: 1MB. Taylor, P. () An interpretation of the quantification debate in British geography, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 1, – CrossRef Google Scholar Thrift, N. and D. Walling (), Geography in the United Kingdom –, Geographical Journal96–Cited by: 6.

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