Investigating the cognitive strategies of spatial thought

Kitchin, Rob (1995) Investigating the cognitive strategies of spatial thought. Swansea Geographer, 32. pp. 71-78. ISSN 0081-9980

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This paper investigates the different ways in which people think about geographical tasks. Individuals were interviewed whilst they tried to complete two of four different tests to try and discover the strategies of thought they were using. This was followed by a debriefing interview where respondents could express their feelings and judgments concerning the tests. Many strategies of thought were found to exist. These can be divided into common thoughts, concerning geographical knowledge, or task-specific thoughts, constrained by the nature of the task. This paper explores the common strategies of geographic, or spatial thought.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: cognitive strategies; spatial thought; geographical tasks;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7249
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 14:10
Journal or Publication Title: Swansea Geographer
Publisher: Geographical Society, University College of Swansea
Refereed: Yes

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