The future of cognitive mapping research

Kitchin, Rob and Freundschuh, Scott (2000) The future of cognitive mapping research. In: Cognitive Mapping: Past, Present and Future. Routledge, London, pp. 249-263. ISBN 9780415208062

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As detailed in the chapters in this book, cognitive mapping research has developed over the past forty years into a vibrant and multidisciplinary field of study, with several discernible sub-fields. Whilst the studies that compose the body of cognitive mapping research provide both breadth and depth, it is clear that there are still many facets of spatial knowledge that remain unexamined or are in need of further investigation. Indeed, the volume of research within each sub-field is highly uneven, with some focuses receiving a disproportionate amount of attention. Moreover, most sub-fields are characterized by a set of divergent and competing findings and theories, each seeking to adequately explain how we learn, store, process and use spatial knowledge. Each of the contributors to this volume detailed a specific future agenda to address questions so far left unexplored or inadequately answered. In this final chapter we collate, ross-reference and add to their suggestions for future research to provide a comprehensive agenda that will help guide cognitive mapping research as we enter the new millennium. We have divided our discussion into three main sections: theoretical, methodological, application.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: cognitive mapping research; spatial knowledge;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7283
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2016 14:13
Journal or Publication Title: Cognitive Mapping: Past, Present and Future
Publisher: Routledge
Refereed: Yes

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