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Geographic Information Systems: Implications for Problem Solving


Journal of Research in Science Teaching Volume 33, Number 1, ISSN 0022-4308


Compares expert-/novice-based problem-solving behaviors with a Geographic Information Systems program. Uses naturalistic methods to analyze problem-solving strategies for occurrence of thematic elements. Reports that experts relied on logical formulations to query the database while novices used trial-and-error methods and midlevel cognitive strategies that relied on spatial analysis. Contains 57 references. (Author/JRH)


Audet, R.H. & Abegg, G.L. (1996). Geographic Information Systems: Implications for Problem Solving. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 33(1), 21-45. Retrieved June 24, 2021 from .

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