Classification Scheme for the CSISS Literature Search

There are several ways in which abstracts in the CSISS database are classified, and can
eventually be searched. These links will take you forward in this document for details:

Classification by Literature Category | Classification by Discipline | Classification by Keyword

Classification by Literature Category

Articles were selected and classified by 86 topical keywords, listed below, which fall under five categories of spatial analytic methodologies:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Map Making and Visualization
  • Spatial Econometrics
  • Spatial Optimization & Spatial Interaction Modeling
  • Spatial Simulation & Spatial-temporal dynamics
  • Geographic Information Systems

Classification by Discipline

Each article is assigned one or more social science discipline categories. A discipline was assigned first if an authors affiliation was known to the investigators, and second if the source journal was clearly associated with a specific discipline. Remaining articles were coded by assessing title and abstract content for its relevant discipline. Add one or more disciplines to other search terms to refine your seach.

  • Anthropology & Archaeology
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminology
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies & Policy
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law & Society
  • Political Science
  • Public Health
  • Regional Science
  • Sociology
  • Statistics & Operations Research
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Urban Studies
 

Classification by Keyword

The following terms were used originally to search for articles in the source databases. Each literature term has its own set of search terms. The web version will blend all of these terms in the "keyword" field. They will be modified somewhat, and screened for redundancy in the final version that will be sent to the web. This current list can be used for deciding how users might do keyword delimited searches. The terms are listed below with their literature categories.


Geographic Information Systems

  • GIS
  • Geographic information systems


Map Making and Visualization

  • Cartography
  • Mental maps
  • Thematic mapping
  • Map projections
  • Choropleth maps
  • Cartogram
  • Geographic visualization
  • Isopleth maps
  • Isoline maps


Spatial Econometrics

  • spatial autocorrelation
  • spatial econometrics
  • spatial cluster
  • spatial cluster analysis
  • spatial data analysis
  • spatial regression
  • spatial economy
  • spatial correlation
  • spatial statistic
  • spatial dependence
  • neighborhood effects
  • spatial heterogeneity
  • spatial prediction
  • spatial autoregressive
  • agglomeration economies
  • spatial effect
  • spatial association
  • spatial externalities
  • spatial trend surface analysis
  • spillover
  • point pattern analysis
  • spatial correlogram
  • maximum likelihood estimation
  • spatial variograms
  • Bayesian analysis / model


Spatial Optimization & Spatial Interaction Modeling

  • spatial Pareto optimality
  • gravity model
  • location theory
  • the transportation problem
  • transport costs
  • spatial equilibrium
  • facility location
  • spatial interaction models
  • central Place theory
  • space economy
  • locational analysis
  • distance decay
  • traveling salesman problem
  • Von Thunen
  • industrial location
  • urban hierarchies
  • trip distribution model
  • land use model
  • optimum route
  • Weber (Alfred Weber)
  • Losch (August Losch)
  • routing algorithm
  • population potential model
  • trip matrix
  • p-median location
  • friction of distance
  • network assignment
  • entropy-maximizing model
  • locational decision making
  • location-allocation modeling
  • locational network
  • spatial interaction
  • spatial network
  • spatial optimization
  • spatial probit model


Spatial Simulation & Spatial-temporal dynamics

  • spatial dynamics
  • spatial decision(s)
  • spatial decision support system (SDSS)
  • spatial diffusion model
  • spatial diffusion
  • spatial-temporal dynamics
  • stochastic processes / models
  • spatial simulation
  • Hagerstrand model
  • Markov chain
  • Monte Carlo Markov chain
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • cellular automata / automaton
  • dynamic modeling
  • agent-based models (ABM) / simulation


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