Applied geography, quantitative analysis and ideology

R. J. Johnston*

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Quantitative analysis can be used in five ways in applied geography. Three of these ways involve the evaluation of previous policy whereas the other two involve policy preparation; the first three may be used in the last two. irrespective of the analyst's intentions. Such work, like all applied geography, is based on certain ideological assumptions. These assumptions are made explicit here, so that the role of applied geographical work (especially that with a quantitative basis) may be appreciated by practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-219
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Geography
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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