The Uncertain Geographic Context Problem

  title={The Uncertain Geographic Context Problem},
  author={Mei-po Kwan},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={958 - 968}
  • M. Kwan
  • Published 30 July 2012
  • Business
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Any study that examines the effects of area-based attributes on individual behaviors or outcomes faces another fundamental methodological problem besides the modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP). It is the problem that results about these effects can be affected by how contextual units or neighborhoods are geographically delineated and the extent to which these areal units deviate from the true geographic context. The problem arises because of the spatial uncertainty in the actual areas that… 

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