Quantitative revolution

Q) What is understood by quantification in Geography? Discuss the significance of quantification in modern geographical studies with examples.

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  • Q) What is understood by quantification in Geography? Discuss the significance of quantification in modern geographical studies with examples.

    Please help me with this answer.

    The question relate to the paradigm of behaviouralism and its effect on discipline of geography. During this paradigm, every discipline started quantification for empirical analysis to make the subject more scientific. Quantification with the use of different mathematical and statistical models.it led to mad craze for science among social scientist leaving normative aspects behind.

  • Q) What is understood by quantification in Geography? Discuss the significance of quantification in modern geographical studies with examples.

    Please help me with this answer.

    Quantification is basically the use of tools and techniques such as systems approach, locational analysis, statistical analysis to arrive at generalisation and law making in geography.
    Extreme use of positivism and objectivity became a regular feature.
    It essentially de-humanised geography

    e.g CPT of Christaller, Weber's Industrial location theory etc

    Significance: geography can now be used for prediction and hence became important for planners, systems analysis helped in understanding the inter-relationship between various elements
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  • Q) What is understood by quantification in Geography? Discuss the significance of quantification in modern geographical studies with examples.

    Please help me with this answer.

    Quantification is basically the use of tools and techniques such as systems approach, locational analysis, statistical analysis to arrive at generalisation and law making in geography.
    Extreme use of positivism and objectivity became a regular feature.
    It essentially de-humanised geography

    e.g CPT of Christaller, Weber's Industrial location theory etc

    Significance: geography can now be used for prediction and hence became important for planners, systems analysis helped in understanding the inter-relationship between various elements
    so much subjectivity u wrote here :D :D :D btw answer is good .... :)
  • @kadduu aapka bhi geo optional hai kya?
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  • @kadduu aapka bhi geo optional hai kya?

    hai abhi but will change it to math (50% hai yaar ) feedback lena padega logo se ...
  • kadduu said:

    @kadduu aapka bhi geo optional hai kya?

    hai abhi but will change it to math (50% hai yaar ) feedback lena padega logo se ...
    aur ghochu and whoever ka kaunsa optional hai?
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  • Q) What is understood by quantification in Geography? Discuss the significance of quantification in modern geographical studies with examples.

    Please help me with this answer.

    Quantification is basically the use of tools and techniques such as systems approach, locational analysis, statistical analysis to arrive at generalisation and law making in geography.
    Extreme use of positivism and objectivity became a regular feature.
    It essentially de-humanised geography

    e.g CPT of Christaller, Weber's Industrial location theory etc

    Significance: geography can now be used for prediction and hence became important for planners, systems analysis helped in understanding the inter-relationship between various elements
    @Welhamite315 ,,,tihat is nice answer ,,,,, since the geography became more practical .that can be called as quantification period .... not based on wholly on assumptions and on lab.......since that period ,now we are using satellite for agri, land use ,urbanisation , , etc etc ...ye hai quantification ....
  • @kadduu @fieryfiesta Thank you guys !

    Any idea if there is a book available of the past year's solved questions for geography optional?
  • @kadduu @fieryfiesta Thank you guys !

    Any idea if there is a book available of the past year's solved questions for geography optional?

    books are available ...i have purchased one book 1 year ago but never opened that ... i dont know which publication ,,they are not up to that level ,,,,..if u r new these questions comes in our mind but of no use ... first complete ur syllabus once ... and after that try to write answer ...see question and answers of many test series ..they are available in market ..in that way u will get to know how to write ...i aso have to do that :D . but no book yaar ..... .... there are no diagrams .... only copied from books .... very static answer ...it wil be of no use
  • @kadduu Can you tell me if liberal reformist approach is same as welfare approach?
  • Qunatification in geography:

    After second world war, the main stress was on formulation of abstract models for application of sophisticated statistical techniques.Quantitative analysis focuses on field studies,generating primary data,utilizing secondary data and applying sampling techniques.It is Anglo american school of thought that replaced ideographic approach by nomothethetic approach as a method of study in geography.Many methods are developed for formulation of models in geography.Methods developed are
    Central values and derivation
    Sampling method
    Coorelation and regression method
    Gravity method
    Nearest neighbour technique

    Then different models are formulated for analysis of spatial structure like CPT,crop combination regions.It is development of Positivism paradigm supported quantitative techniques in geography.
    Advantages:
    Scientific basis to geography
    Systematic and methodological tabulation of data
    reduce multitude of observation to manageable number of factors
    Help in deriving suitable methods,trends ,laws and concepts,

    Disadvantages:
    Discards normative aspects like beliefs,emotions
    Many geographers lack required knowledge of mathematics so can lead to erroneous results.

    In modern trend write about GPS and GIS ,REMOTE SENSING DATA ANALYSIS METHODS.
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