قاعدة الأبحاث العلمية
Towards a Mechanism of Measuring The Developmental Gap in Settlement Communities: An Applied Study of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah
اسم الباحث : Ashraf Aly Abdou
مكان النشر :
المجلة العلمية : Bulletin of the Egyptian Geographical Society
السنة : 2013م
الموضوع : Towards a Mechanism of Measuring The Developmental Gap in Settlement Communities
الملف المرفق : تحميل الملف
Abstract
Developmental gap has been one of the topics with which geography
had shown much concern, particularly in the last decade of the twentieth
century. In this respect , three major issues are highlighted: the first one
comprises the theoretical concepts, frameworks , and its constituents.
The second issue involves applying measurement through specifying
variables and indicators that measure the developmental gap especially
in the lack of any existing indicators approved by humanities and social
sciences. Second issue also stresses the degree of variance in applying
objective and subjective indicators or in incorporating both. The third
issue is concerned with selecting the methods of measuring that gap with
an emphasis on the spatial dissimilarities of the developmental indicators
This study is an attempt to monitor the methods of measuring the
developmental gap in settlement communities and to introduce a new
method to measure it in the light of the stability of the variables and
indicators. The suggested method will be applied to Al Madinah Al-
Munawarah as an important urban Arab Islamic community .
Key Words : developmental gap – settlement communities –
measurement –variables and indicators- cluster analysis- Relative and
EquivalentWeights- Sum of Rank Index