Choice and constraint in the location of urban retail activities

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    Instructors and students often find it difficult to cope with philosophical and methodological issues in geography classes. In part, this stems from, an inability to connect abstract issues with students’ personal experiences. In an effort to overcome such difficulties, the classroom exercise presented in this paper requires students to prepare, undertake, and analyze an interactive interview. The exercise leads students to explore both retail location decision making and the use of an intensive research strategy. On the basis of this exercise, stimulating classroom discussions on philosophy and methodology can be initiated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)32-36
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Geography
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992


    • Determinism
    • Intensive research
    • Interactive interviews
    • Locational decision making
    • Voluntarism


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