Geography Tools: Fieldwork, Databases & Primary Sources

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Which of these is the LEAST beneficial primary source for a study on geography?

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1. Statistical data on the distribution of households by income across a metropolitan area is an example of what kind of evidence?

2. What does geographic information system (GIS) technology do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Data collection is a primary tool in the field of geography. Take this quiz and see what you know about primary sources for a study on geography and a type of evidence related to statistical data on the distribution of households by income across a specific area.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These geography fieldwork points will be covered on the quiz:

  • Purpose of geographic information system (GIS) technology
  • Something that wouldn't be considered a primary source
  • A certain kind of research for which a geographer would most likely use an old map

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information about primary sources for a study on geography
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason that GIS technology is useful
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a type of data related to the distribution of households by income across a certain area and a type of research for which a geographer would likely use an old map

Additional Learning

For a closer look into the study of geography, consider the lesson titled Geography Tools: Fieldwork, Databases & Primary Sources. The following areas will be discussed:

  • Geography definition
  • Geographers' access to different kinds of data
  • Sources from the Library of Congress and the U.S. Census Bureau
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