GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives shows researchers how to incorporate spatial thinking and geographic information system (GIS) technology into research design and analysis. Topics include research design, digital data sources, volunteered geographic information, analysis using GIS, and how to link research results to policy and action. The concepts presented in GIS Research Methods can be applied to projects in a range of social and physical sciences by researchers using GIS for the first time and experienced practitioners looking for new and innovative research techniques.
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Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg is a full professor of social sciences at Brandman University. She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara; her master of science degree at the University of California, Berkeley; and her doctorate at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include interdisciplinary research methods, environmental sociology, applied sociology, community, geospatial research (GIS), culture, and policy.
Steven J. Steinberg is a principal scientist at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, a public environmental research agency. He received his bachelor of science degree from Kent State University, his master of science degree from the University of Michigan, and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota. He applies GIS in both environmental and human contexts, and in a variety of disciplines exploring space and place.
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