Faculty Publications

Title

Geographic data and concepts: An introductory exercise

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Geography

Volume

73

Issue

9

First Page

44

Last Page

49

Abstract

This paper is a report on an exercise which has been successfully tried out in an introductory World Geography class at the University of Northern Iowa. The purpose of the exercise is to give students an opportunity: (a) to become familiar with certain types of data and data sources; (b) to work with the concept of spatial association using a subject of current and widespread concern; (c) to construct and interpret a scatter diagram; (d) to learn how to identify geographical problems and to ask significant questions; and (e) to become familiar with all of the world's political units in a purposeful and meaningful fashion. © 1974 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1974

DOI of published version

10.1080/00221347408980340

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