Spatial Methods

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: 416
RC33 Logic and Methodology in Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

The session aims at exploring which research methods are appropriate for approaching space in the social sciences, seeing space either as dependent or independent variable: Researchers can ask how people think about space and construct space or they can see space as a relevant frame for social action that influences social life. Papers address one of the questions below either at a more general methodological level or using a concrete example in a specific research project: (1) Which qualitative and/or quantitative methods are best suited for which kind of theoretical problems? (2) What methodological innovations concerning the spatial can be observed? (How) can traditional sociological or geographical methods be adjusted to address spatial problems within sociology? (3) Which sampling strategies are appropriate for spatial problems? (4) What are the specific data requirements for spatial analysis, and how can these data be collected? (5) Which strategies of data analysis are appropriate for spatial analysis?
Session Organizers:
Nina BAUR, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany and Cornelia THIERBACH, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Multi-Scale Analysis of the Effects of Socio-Spatial Segregation (Oral Presentation)
Alberto Augusto Eichman JAKOB, University of Campinas, Brazil; Flávia da Fonseca FEITOSA, National Institute of Spatial Researches (INPE), Brazil

Spatial Indicators of Right-Wing Extremist Attitudes (Oral Presentation)
Katja SALOMO, Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany

Unveiling Correlates of “Don't Know” Responses in the Left-Right Scale (Oral Presentation)

The Effect of Non-Monetary Incentives on Unit and Item Non-Response in Surveys on Intimate Topics (Oral Presentation)
Marcus HEISE, Martin-Luther University , Germany; Christian RADEMACHER, Martin-Luther University , Germany

Is Suicide a Question Of Social Standing? Elderly Suicide Rates In Cosmopolitan Berlin (Oral Presentation)
Tina WEBER, Technical University Berlin, Germany; Antje KAHL, Technical University Berlin, Germany

Exploring Residential Mobility As a Spatial Practice Via Qualitative Interviews, Quantitative Survey and Agent Based Modeling (Distributed Paper)
Katrin GROSSMANN, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany; Carsten BUCHMANN, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig,, Germany; Nina SCHWARZ, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig,, Germany