GEOG 452-Techniques of Regional Science


Students will be taken through some techniques for analyzing the structure and functions of regions and methods of measuring phenomena of particular interest to regional development. Other aspects of the course include regional science and its relation with Geography, regionalization, regional spatial analysis techniques (measurement of dispersion, location quotient, network analysis, diffusion measurement and analysis, linkage flows, etc.), regional economic analysis (use of input/output tables, shift share analysis, regional multiplier), regional modeling, including introduction to systems theory, operations research and optimization techniques, data base (information system) for regional analysis and sources in Ghana.