Category Archives: Class Notes

Step by Step Preparation of a Questionnaire

A questionnaire is a research instrument consisting of a series of questions (or other types of prompts) for the purpose of gathering information from respondents. The questionnaire was invented by the Statistical Society of London in 1838. Questionnaires are a … Continue reading

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Concentric Zone model or CCD Model of Burgess

Urban Environments are complex interacting systems constantly adopting to changes in technology, culture and science. In order to understand how they evolved one must look at the structure. In 1924 Burgess gave the first model explaining the social and economic … Continue reading

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 Howard Nelson’s Classification of Cities

Nelson through his classification removed the shortcomings of the earlier classifications by using a stated procedure that could be objectively checked by other workers. His paper ‘A Service Classification of American Cities’ was published in the journal Geography in 1955. … Continue reading

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Pressing Problems of Chennai

Anyone who lived in India’s bigger cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata would consider Chennai  as a city with comparatively better infrastructure. But then, why should Chennai be compared and measured against other cities in India, when Chennai is the biggest producer … Continue reading

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