Methods in Human Geography

A guide for students doing a research project

Author: Robin Flowerdew,David M. Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873386

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Key Methods in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford,Nick Clifford,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974925

Category: Science

Page: 572

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Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.
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Researching the City

A Guide for Students

Author: Kevin Ward

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446296075

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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‘Extends a warm welcome to students who have come face-to-face with the daunting task of producing a dissertation. Written in an accessible and engaging style, it deals with the nitty-gritty of researching the city... a must-have for the student!’ - Kim England, University of Washington ‘An invaluable guide to urban research design for undergraduate and graduate students alike. It provides the novice researcher with a wealth of practical advice on theory, methods, writing style, and everything else one needs to know to design and manage a successful urban research project. I wish this book had been available when I started my research career!' - Byron Miller, University of Calgary ‘Replete with tremendously useful advice and guidance for students of all social-science disciplines undertaking significant research projects on urban issues... students writing undergraduate and master’s theses, or even doctoral dissertations, are likely to find it tremendously useful as well.’ - David L. Imbroscio, University of Louisville This practical guide for students focuses on the city and on the different ways to research it. The authors explains how research is done, from the original idea to design and implementation, through to writing up and representation. Substantive chapters explain each method in detail, from using archival methods, interviews, ethnography, questionnaires, discourse analysis and diaries, to using GIS and visual methods. With real world examples throughout and guided further reading for each chapter, it is an inspiring guide for students carrying out their own research in urban geography, urban planning, urban studies and urban sociology courses.
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How To Do Your Dissertation in Geography and Related Disciplines

Author: Tony Parsons,Peter G Knight

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317909194

Category: Science

Page: 190

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This book provides undergraduates with a step-by-step guide to successfully carrying out an independent research project or dissertation. The book addresses each stage of the project by answering the questions that a student is likely to ask as the work progresses from choosing the subject area and planning the data collection through to producing illustrations and writing the final report. Most undergraduates in geography and related disciplines are required to undertake individual projects as part of their degree course; this book is a source of constructive, practical advice. This new third edition continues the tradition of friendly, well-informed but informal support, and continues to focus on answering the specific questions that students typically ask at each stage of the project. The new edition brings the text completely up to date by taking into account changes within the discipline and changes in the ways that students work. New digital media, social networking, mobile technology, e-journals, anti-plagiarism software, ethics approval rules and risk assessments are among the issues that this new edition takes into account. The new edition also broadens the book’s appeal by extending its coverage of the wide range of different approaches to geographical research, with expanded coverage of qualitative research, Geographic Information Systems, and new approaches to research design in both physical and human geographies
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Practising Human Geography

Author: Paul Cloke,Ian Cook,Philip Crang,Mark Goodwin,Joe Painter,Chris Philo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446224627

Category: Science

Page: 440

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'Filling an enormous gap in the geographic literature, here is a terrific book that shows us how to think about and practice human geographic research' - Professor Jennifer Wolch, University of Southern California `Practising Human Geography lucidly, comprehensively, and sometimes passionately shows why methodology matters, and why it is often so hard. To choose a method is to choose the kind of geographical values one wants to uphold. You need to get it right.These authors do' - Trevor Barnes, University of British Columbia `Practising Human Geography is a godsend for students. Written in an accessible and engaging style, the book demystifies the study of geographical methodology, offering a wealth of practical advice from the authors' own research experience. This is not a manual of approved geographical techniques. It is a reflexive, critical and highly personal account, combining historical depth with up-to-the-minute examples of research in practice. Practising Human Geography is a comprehensive and theoretically informed introduction to the practices of fieldwork, data collection, interpretation and writing, enabling students to make sense of their own data and to develop a critical perspective on the existing literature. The book makes complicated ideas approachable through the effective use of case studies and a firm grasp of contemporary debates' - Peter Jackson, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield Practising Human Geography is a critical introduction to key issues in the practice of human geography, informed by the question 'how do geographers do research?' In examining those methods and practices that are essential to doing geography, the text presents a theoretically-informed discussion of the construction and interpretation of geographical data - including: the use of core research methodologies; using official and non-official sources; and the interpretative role of the researcher. Framed by an overview of how ideas of practising human geography have changed, the twelve chapters offer a comprehensive and integrated overview of research methodologies. The text is illustrated throughout with text boxes, case studies, and definitions of key terms. Practising Human Geography will introduce geographers - from undergraduate to faculty - to the core issues that inform research design and practice.
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Conducting Research in Human Geography

theory, methodology and practice

Author: Rob Kitchin,Nick Tate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317885910

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Reading this book is your first step to becoming a competent human geography researcher. Whether you are a novice needing practical help for your first piece of research or a professional in search of an accessible guide to best practice, Conducting Research in Human Geography is a unique and indispensable book to have at hand. The book provides a broad overview of theoretical underpinnings in contemporary human geography and links these with the main research methodologies currently being used. It is designed to guide the user through the complete research process, whether it be a one day field study or a large project, from the nurturing of ideas and development of a proposal, to the design of an enquiry, the generation and analysis of data, to the drawing of conclusions and the presentation of findings.
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Writing a Thesis

A Guide to Long Essays and Dissertations

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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This practical text aims to stimulate literary and historical research on the one hand, while disciplining it on the other. Although written primarily with students of literature and history in mind, it deals with issues of equal concern to students of law, social sciences and the physical sciences. Any student faced with a thesis, dissertation or extended essay should find it helpful and entertaining in equal measure.
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Geographical Data

Characteristics and Sources

Author: Nigel Walford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471970859

Category: Science

Page: 274

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Geographical Data: Characteristics and Sources represents aresponse to the remarkable growth in the volume of geographicaldata in recent years, especially in the amount captured directlyinto a digital format. Information and communication technologiesare now the basis for analysing, handling and visualising dataabout the Earth's surface, and Geographical Information Systems(GIS) provide the tools for performing these tasks within thepublic, private and educational sectors. This book focuses on theprinciple sources of geographical data and provides a comprehensiveoverview of their characteristics and analytical capabilities. Geographical Data: Characteristics and Sources is aunique text in several ways: Details the characteristics of spatial and thematicgeographical data relating to the environmental and human domains.These types of data are remotely sensed, cartographic,census/survey, and administrative/statutory Highlights the benefits and drawbacks of using geographicaldata Focuses on the availability of digital (rather than analogue)geo-referenced datasets Presents a comparative development of spatial data frameworksfrom countries across the world in Australasia, Asia, Europe andNorth America Looks to future developments in Internet-based GIS, onlineaccess and potential new sources of geographical data. Geographical Data: Characteristics and Sources is intendedfor professionals within the administrative, commercial,educational, governmental and voluntary sectors, and academic usersof GIS technology who want to branch out into new applicationsinvolving unfamiliar data sources. It also provides novice userswith a guide to the complexities of geographical data.
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