Spatial and location cueing effects upon cognitive mapping data

Kitchin, Rob and Fotheringham, Stewart (1998) Spatial and location cueing effects upon cognitive mapping data. Environment and Planning A, 30 (12). pp. 2245-2253. ISSN 0308-518X

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The authors explore the effects of spatial and locational cueing upon the aggregated results of cognitive mapping data. Using four experimental data sets they demonstrate that locational cueing introduces random error into the analysis and that spatial cueing increases the relative and absolute accuracy of spatial products (external representations of spatial knowledge). These effects are consistent regardless of whether individual or place cognition is assessed. As such, location and spatial cueing compromise both construct and convergent validity, and the integrity of the conclusions from previous studies on cognitive mapping are brought into question. It is suggested that a multidata collection, multidata analysis approach should be adopted to highlight and compensate for these methodological weaknesses.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: spatial; locational; cueing; analysis; aggregated results; cognitive mapping; data; location;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7260
Identification Number: 10.1068/a302245
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 11:30
Journal or Publication Title: Environment and Planning A
Publisher: Pion
Refereed: No

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