Children's understanding of spatial representations of place: Mapping the methodological landscape
L. S. Liben 1997 Handbook of Spatial Research Paradigms and Methodologies, Volume 1: Spatial cognition in the child and adult. N. Foreman and R. Gillett. East Sussex, UK, The Psychology Press 41-82

This chapter reviews the many diverse methods used to study children’s understanding of spatial representations of place. It discusses alternative ways that major concepts have been discussed, states the importance of articulating questions more carefully before selecting methods to answer them, and demonstrates the value of using diverse methods in future work. It suggests that at least some of the seemingly conflicting conclusions in the literature may be traced to methodological differences that involve the kinds of tasks given and the way that constructs have been construed and measured.



Subject: Education:Assessment
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Book Section
Research on Learning: Assessment:Meta-Analysis, Spatial Intelligence:Maps