Edited by Daniel R. Montello
Chapter 22: The future of behavioral and cognitive geography: a coda
What might we know about human spatial behavior in the future? To answer this question, we need to sort through ideas to decide which research approaches are desirable in theory and consider data sources to decide which approaches are feasible in practice. The sorting process is based on the Rumsfeldian ontology of knowledge categories of known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. This framework guides a discussion of what we do know about spatial behavior, what we might want to know about it, and how we might come to know it. The discussions result in two imperatives critical to the future of behavioral and cognitive geography: identification of new or reframed concepts that can generate interesting questions, and introduction of technologies that can generate opportunities for collecting and/or analyzing data.
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