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
Identification Number: 10.1177/2043820614525709
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

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