Qualitative Methods for Research on Mapmaking and Map Use

  title={Qualitative Methods for Research on Mapmaking and Map Use},
  author={Trudy A. Suchan and Cynthia A. Brewer},
  journal={The Professional Geographer},
  pages={145 - 154}
Contemporary cartographic research on mapmaking and map use has a broad mandate and, as a consequence, researchers need a broad suite of methods. Consistent with research developments in other geographic subdisciplines, cartographic researchers now use qualitative methods. They offer the advantage of bringing research closer to the problem-solving realms of mapmakers and map users. Our purpose here is to discuss an array of qualitative methods for mapmaking and map use. Questionnaires… 

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