Geographical Diffusion Processes: A Working Paper on Alternative Methodological Approaches of an Operational Type

MacKinnon, R.D. (1975) Geographical Diffusion Processes: A Working Paper on Alternative Methodological Approaches of an Operational Type. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, WP-75-029

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Abstract

The purpose of this working paper is to present alternative technical frameworks in which the study of spatial diffusion can be modeled -- in detail sufficient to allow for a determination to be made on the relevance or feasibility of such approaches to particular problems, but the level of detail will not be sufficient for the use of the technique without referring to other sources. Illustrative sources will be identified but the list of references should by no means be regarded as complete. The paper then is to be thought of as a menu with the general nature of each item indicated but in no way is it the cook book from which the dishes can be prepared.

The paper is composed of two main parts. Although essentially methodological in nature a brief discussion of some substantive issues was thought to be desirable and is presented in the following section. Alternative modeling approaches are then discussed in section three. It should be emphasized that this report is a working paper intended for distribution within the Institute of Pan American Geography and History working group on diffusion. It is a rather rough document and certainly incomplete in that it represents the personal perspectives of someone who has not been a very active participant in this area of study.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:42
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 17:18
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/399

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