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Description - Person-environment-behavior Research by Douglas Amedeo

Research into spatial influences on people's everyday activities and experiences presents many conceptual and methodological complexities. Written by leading authorities, this book provides a comprehensive framework for collecting and analyzing reliable person-environment-behavior data in real-world settings that rarely match the controlled conditions described in typical texts. An array of research designs are illustrated in chapter-length examples addressing such compelling issues as spatial patterns of voting behavior, ways in which disabilities affect people's travel and way-finding, how natural and built environments evoke emotional responses, spatial factors in elementary teaching and learning, and more. A special chapter guides the student or beginning researcher to craft a successful research proposal.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593858704
ISBN-10: 1593858701
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 23mm)
Pages: 389
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Douglas Amedeo

Douglas Amedeo is Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He teaches courses in behavioral approaches to geographic issues and conducts research on the importance of space in environmental settings and affective responses to environments. Reginald G. Golledge is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He teaches courses on spatial and environmental cognition and conducts research in the areas of cognitive mapping and wayfinding, analytical behavioral geography, and spatial behavior. Robert J. Stimson is Professor of Geographical Sciences and Planning at the University of Queensland, Australia, and Director of the Urban and Regional Analysis Research Program, University of Queensland Social Research Center. He conducts research on human spatial behavior and urban and regional analysis, development, and planning.