QUANTITATIVE REVOLUTION IN GEOGRAPHY

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2017-02

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Department of Geography, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria

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The study traces the origin and development of quantitative revolution in Geography. It observed that the method which originated from" United State of America was first introduced into the discipline in the 1950's, However, during the earlyperiod of its introduction into Geography, its application did not have the. same impact, both in the, different aspects of the discipline (Physical/Human) and in the global world large. Five reasons were adduced for the initial rejection of the' technique in the early stage of its introduction. The study however observed that though' the approach' Was first rejected, it is now widely accepted, not 'only in-different aspects of the discipline but also in. the global community at large, hence the acceptance in this' study, the introduction of 'quantitative techniques as a revolution in Geography.

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Quantitative, Revolution, Techniques, Theories, Models Origin, Development of Quantitative Techniques in Geography

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