Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50

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An attempt at a functional classification of rural areas in Poland. A methodological approach

Władysława Stola

Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50, pp. 113-130

Abstract

Tie main aim of the study is to establish the proper methodology. In thesame way as in every classification or typology, the first task is to selectprope- diagnostic characteristics and their measures, theoretically correct and applicablein a cognitive procedure. The next task is to carry out in a proper way thenormilization of the variables, expressing these characteristics, and finally to applya prcved method for grouping multifeatured units. The methods adopted shouldmake it possible to utilize available statistical material and compare the resultsin tine and space.

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Władysława Stola, Institut de Géographie et de l'Aménagement du Territoire. Académie Polonaise des Sciences. Varsovie. Pologne