Spatial Data Analysis: Application of Spatial Analysis in Social Sciences and its Insinuation

By Phibankhamti Ryngnga.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The use of GIS techniques in social sciences in general and mapping in particular has become increasingly common in social science applications, in fields ranging from anthropology to criminology and from epidemiology to real estate analysis etc. Recently, the focus in these applications has moved from simple data manipulation and visualization to spatial data analysis, both exploratory as well as confirmatory. In general terms, spatial analysis contributes to the “toolbox” of the social scientist since it provides the basis for data integration, or the conversion of data collected at one spatial scale (and time dimension) to other scales and dimensions. Specifically, this is needed when geo-locational information must be manipulated or when spatial data must be obtained for locations or areal units for which they are not originally recorded.

Keywords: Spatial, Analysis, GIS, Social Science

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.419-432. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 643.310KB).

Dr. Phibankhamti Ryngnga

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

I am Dr. (Mrs)Phibankhamti Ryngnga, I received my doctoral degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. At present I am the Asst. Proffessor in the Department of Geography, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghlaya, India. I teach Cultural Geography,regional Geography and Remote Sensing and GIS in the Department. Apart from teaching and guiding P.hD scholars, I am also involved in various researches and projects in the field of social sciences, remote sensing and GIS. Few of my latest projects are 1. Dynamics of Morphology of Shillong Urban Agglomeration,(2007) 2. Growth of Informal Sector in Shillong and its Repercusions (2008). The ongoing projects are 1. Monitoring trafic flow in Shillong using RS & GIS. 2. Valuation of Community natural Resources and Livelihood systems.

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