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Survey Research Methods: Call for Papers

Special Issue: Uses of Geographic Information Systems Tools in Survey Data Collection & Analysis
Guest Editor: Stephanie Eckman, RTI International

The application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related tools such as remote sensing to survey data collection and analysis has dramatically increased in recent years. Traditionally, GIS tools have been applied primarily in the frame construction, sampling, and data collection phases of survey research. More recently, researchers have begun to use records of interviewer travel to detect falsification and to study how to make data collection more efficient. The techniques of geostatistics and geospatial models can provide new methods for studying and reducing non-response and measurement error. We also see surveys merging in additional variables via GIS tools, for example, data on air pollution, access to grocery stores and parks, and others can be merged in once we know respondents’ locations. However, the use of location data in surveys also raises new issues of respondents’ and interviewers’ privacy. As these technologies become less expensive and easier to use, and geographic data becomes more widely available on the web, we expect survey researchers to find even more uses for these tools. While we embrace these tools, however, we should also maintain a healthy skepticism about their capabilities and limitations.

We encourage papers on all these topics, as well as related issues. Articles due by June 1, 2016. To submit, go to the SRM website (http://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/srm/) and upload the article as a PDF, just like a standard SRM article–be sure to mention the special issue in the field for “Author comments”.

Southeastern Geographer Call for Papers

The Southeastern Geographer, one of the premier regional geography journals in the United States, invites contributions from members of the AAG. The journal has published the academic work of geographers and other social and physical scientists since 1961. A substantive focus of the journal is to publish geographic research that engages with conditions and events in “the south”, broadly construed, as they relate to conditions and events that extend over broader geographical reaches.  The journal serves as a forum for exploring the physical, social, cultural, economic, and political diversity and broad climate and ecosystem variability that links “the south” to processes, flows, and conditions that extend across the country, continent and globe. We would like to encourage colleagues working in the general area of “GIS research” to consider submitting manuscripts to Southeastern Geographer

The journal also publishes approximately one special issue per year, and welcomes proposals for thematically or conceptually coherent special issues.  For author guidelines, visit sedaag.org/southeastern-geographer. See also the Southeastern Geographer’s profile in Project MUSE: muse.jhu.edu/journals/southeastern_geographer. Follow us on Twitter as well @SEGeographer