Methods and data

Invevitably one occasionally thinks about the methods, data and even the words one uses to undertake research. Here are some of the pieces I have written on this, either about specific techniques, methodologies and terms, or, more broadly, about issues related to the politics of numbers.

Shearmur, R., 2020, Conceptualizing and measuring the location of work: work location as a probability space, Urban Studies,

Shearmur, R., M.Charron and F.Pajevic, 2019, Why is it only cities that are labelled smart? A vocabulary of urban bias / Pourquoi seulement les villes sont-elles qualifiées d’intelligentes? Un vocabulaire du biais urbain, Canadian Geographer, DOI:10.1111/cag.12573

Charron, M., R.Shearmur et G.Beauchemin, 2019, Données Massives et Sciences du Territoire (Big Data and Regional Studies), Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 41.1/3, 15-25

Shearmur, R, 2017, Urban Bias in Innovation Studies, in Bathelt, H., P.Cohendet, S.Henn and L.Simon (eds), The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (Chapter 27)

Pajevic, F. and R.Shearmur, 2017, Catch Me if You Can: Big Data and Workplace Mobility, Journal of Urban Technology , DOI: 10.1080/10630732.2017.1334855

Shearmur, R., 2015, Dazzled by Data: Big Data, the Census and Urban Geography (editorial), Urban Geography, 36.7, 965-968

Shearmur, R., 2013, Étudier la Géographie de l’Innovation: Pourquoi, Comment et Perspectives, Compendium d’indicateurs de l’activité scientifique et technologique au Québec : Edition 2013, Québec : Institut de la statistique du Québec, 31-50

Shearmur, R., 2010, A World Without Data? The Unintended Consequences of Fashion in Geography (editorial), Urban Geography, 31.8, 1009-1017

Meloche, J-P. and R,Shearmur, 2010, Emploi dans le secteur public et croissance économique régionale au Canada : Quelques limites inhérentes aux régressions spatiales, Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 33(1), 101-114

Shearmur, R. and W.Coffey, 2008, Où sont les activités économiques ? Méthodes (et techniques), in Thériault, M. et F.Desrosiers, éditeurs, Information géographique et dynamiques urbaines, volume 2,  Paris: Hermès-Lavoisier

Apparicio, P., M. Abdelmajid, M. Riva and R. Shearmur, 2008, Comparing alternative approaches to measuring the geographical accessibility of urban health services: Distance types and aggregation-error issues, International Journal of Health Geographics 2008, 7:7

Shearmur, R., P.Apparicio, P.Lizion and M.Polèse, 2007, Space, Time and Local Employment Growth: An Application of Spatial Regression Analysis, Growth and Change, 38.4, 697-722

Apparicio.P, M-S.Cloutier, and R.Shearmur, 2007, The case of Montreal’s missing food deserts: Evaluation of accessibility to food supermarkets, International Journal of Health Geographics 2007, 6:4

Shearmur, R., 2006, ‘Statistiques, économie, espace et le reste: chiffres à l’appui’, Cahiers de géographie du Québec, 50.141, 537-543

Apparicio, P., R.Shearmur, M.Brochu and G.Dussault, 2003,’The measure of distance in a social science policy context: Advantages and costs of using network distances in 8 Canadian metropolitan areas’, Journal Geographic Information and Decision Analysis, 7.2, 105-131

Shearmur.R. and W.Coffey, 2002, ‘Urban Employment Sub-centres and Sectoral Clustering in Montreal: Complementary Approaches to the Study of Urban Form‘, Urban Geography, 23.2, 103-130

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