Getting the big picture in community science: methods that capture context.

@article{Luke2005GettingTB,
  title={Getting the big picture in community science: methods that capture context.},
  author={Douglas A. Luke},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 3-4},
  pages={185-200}
}
Community science has a rich tradition of using theories and research designs that are consistent with its core value of contextualism. However, a survey of empirical articles published in the American Journal of Community Psychology shows that community scientists utilize a narrow range of statistical tools that are not well suited to assess contextual data. Multilevel modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), social network analysis, and cluster analysis are recommended as useful tools… CONTINUE READING