Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science

Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science

Emphasizing research as a learning and experiential process while providing students with the encouragement and skills needed for success in proposal writing, "Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science" can serve as a textbook ...

Author: Jay D. Gatrell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400722818

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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The complex interactions between human and physical systems confronting social scientists and policymakers pose unique conceptual, methodological, and practical complications when ‘doing research’. Graduate students in a broad range of related fields need to learn how to tackle the discipline-specific issues of space, place, and scale as they propose and perform research in the spatial sciences. This practical textbook and overview blends plenty of concrete examples of spatial research and case studies to familiarize readers with the research process as it demystifies and exemplifies how to really do it. The appendix contains both completed and in-progress proposals for MA and PhD theses and dissertations. Emphasizing research as a learning and experiential process while providing students with the encouragement and skills needed for success in proposal writing, "Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science" can serve as a textbook for graduate-level research-design courses, as well as for undergraduate-level project-based spatial science courses. Keywords: proposal writing, grant writing, research, geography, spatial science
Categories: Political Science

Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science

Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science

This book establishes a spatial science framework for policymakers, social scientists, and environmental researchers as they explore and analyze complex problems.

Author: Jay D. Gatrell

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030600198

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Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science

Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science

Emphasizing research as a learning and experiential process while providing students with the encouragement and skills needed for success in proposal writing, "Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science" can serve as a textbook ...

Author: Jay D. Gatrell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9400722826

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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The complex interactions between human and physical systems confronting social scientists and policymakers pose unique conceptual, methodological, and practical complications when ‘doing research’. Graduate students in a broad range of related fields need to learn how to tackle the discipline-specific issues of space, place, and scale as they propose and perform research in the spatial sciences. This practical textbook and overview blends plenty of concrete examples of spatial research and case studies to familiarize readers with the research process as it demystifies and exemplifies how to really do it. The appendix contains both completed and in-progress proposals for MA and PhD theses and dissertations. Emphasizing research as a learning and experiential process while providing students with the encouragement and skills needed for success in proposal writing, "Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science" can serve as a textbook for graduate-level research-design courses, as well as for undergraduate-level project-based spatial science courses. Keywords: proposal writing, grant writing, research, geography, spatial science
Categories: Political Science

Research Design And Proposal Writing in Spatial Science

Research Design And Proposal Writing in Spatial Science

Emphasizing research as a learning and experiential process while providing students with the encouragement and skills needed for success in proposal writing, "Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science" can serve as a textbook ...

Author: Jay D. Gatrell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540279520

Category: Science

Page: 216

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The complex interactions between human and physical systems confronting geographers pose unique conceptual, methodological, and practical complications when 'doing research'. Graduate students in a broad range of related fields need to learn how to tackle the discipline-specific issues of space, place, and scale as they propose and perform research in spatial sciences. This practical textbook and overview blends plenty of concrete examples of geographic research and case studies to familiarize readers with the research process as it demystifies and exemplifies how to really do it. The appendix contains both completed and in-progress proposals (some including advisor feedback) for MA and PhD theses and dissertations. Emphasizing research as a learning and experiential process while providing students with the encouragement and skills needed for success in proposal writing, "Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science" can serve as a textbook for graduate-level research-design courses, as well as for undergraduate-level project-based spatial science courses.
Categories: Science

Research Methods in Geography

Research Methods in Geography

Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science. Berlin: Springer. Spatial research project design and proposal writing are addressed in this book.

Author: Basil Gomez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444327731

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This comprehensive textbook offers a conceptual and practicalintroduction to research methodology, data collection, andtechniques used in both human and physical geography. Explores a full range of contemporary geographic techniques,including statistics, mathematical analysis, GIS, and remotesensing Unique in both content and organization, it brings together ateam of internationally recognized specialists to create a balancedapproach between physical geography, human geography, and researchtechniques Includes a series of foundational chapters offering multipleperspectives on the central questions in research methods Examines the conceptual frameworks and practical issues behinddata acquisition and analysis, and how to interpret results Includes explanations of key terminology and exercisesthroughout
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Urban Infrastructure Research

Urban Infrastructure Research

... Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Gatrell JD, Bierly GD, Jensen RR (2012) Research design and proposal writing in spatial science. Springer, London Malekpour S, ...

Author: Alok Tiwari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319304038

Category: Social Science

Page: 75

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This book reviews contemporary research on urban infrastructure in 76 Ethiopian cities. It examines urban infrastructure issues in these cities and covers a wide range of topics from sustainability and smart cities to research methods employed by urban infrastructure investigators with regard to Ethiopian cities. Research on urban infrastructure legitimacies and modalities has established its value worldwide in recent years, though it is still fairly young in the Ethiopian context. The first chapter outlines ongoing issues of debate concerning urban infrastructures, including but not limited to discourses on sustainability, smart cities, innovative financing methods, and potential partnerships. Urban infrastructure issues in Ethiopian cities are examined in the second chapter, while the third chapter presents a review of the most relevant literature for researchers. Findings show that the citations in the research reports are mainly from the materials available over the internet, including WHO, UN-Habitat and unpublished local materials. The fourth chapter identifies patterns in the findings and recommendations of the research reports discussed. The results reveal that there is a wider gap between supply and demand with regard to urban infrastructure in Ethiopian cities, a situation that is further aggravated because of the growing urban population and already existing backlogs. The fifth chapter reviews the essential methods employed by urban infrastructure investigators in Ethiopian cities. In this regard, the cross-sectional study method with the use of survey method has been broadly adopted among investigators. Lastly, the book presents a summary and recommendations. It was observed that the urban infrastructure boom in Ethiopia is primarily concentrated in the key cities, and the current pattern of urban infrastructure provision does not incorporate the notion of sustainability. Hence, the book calls for setting the agenda of future research on urban infrastructure and services in Ethiopian cities together with the universities, private sector and government, who should ideally collaborate to produce the knowledge needed to improve quality of life, welfare, productivity, and economic growth.
Categories: Social Science

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105124004792

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A Handbook for Social Science Field Research

A Handbook for Social Science Field Research

Essays & Bibliographic Sources on Research Design and Methods Ellen ... survey design and, 194 See also Research proposal, writing Research proposal, ...

Author: Ellen Perecman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916813

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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A Handbook for Social Science Field Research: Essays & Bibliographic Sources on Research Design and Methods provides both novice and experienced scholars with valuable insights to a select list of critical texts pertaining to a wide array of social science methods useful when doing fieldwork. Through essays on ethnography to case study, archival research, oral history, surveys, secondary data analysis, and ethics, this refreshing new collection offers "tales from the field" by renowned scholars across various disciplines.
Categories: Social Science

Writing Research Proposals for Social Sciences and Humanities in a Higher Education Context

Writing Research Proposals for Social Sciences and Humanities in a Higher Education Context

Topic - Research field - Themes Questions/Hypothes es/Models What your ... way in which you will combine your research perspective, strategy and design.

Author: George Damaskinidis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527530898

Category: Education

Page: 289

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A research proposal is a plan that a candidate submits to gain approval for post-graduate research. Although it is a typical requirement for any research in higher education, it has failed to receive the attention it deserves from the academic community as a procedure of systematic teaching and learning. This book provides a support framework with step-by-step guidance about what constitutes a good research proposal and what can be done to maximize one’s chances of writing a successful application. It also presents advice and practical activities to enhance skill development, and shows how success is within reach if we are willing to face our flaws and grasp how to use the available information productively and persuasively.
Categories: Education

Design Science Research Methods and Patterns

Design Science Research Methods and Patterns

Consider the design of a watch (Simon, 1996). ... also see “An Example of ICT Design Science Research” in Chapter 2, “Pattern Usage in the Development of ...

Author: Vijay K. Vaishnavi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420059335

Category: Computers

Page: 248

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Design research promotes understanding of advanced, cutting-edge information systems through the construction and evaluation of these systems and their components. Since this method of research can produce rigorous, meaningful results in the absence of a strong theory base, it excels in investigating new and even speculative technologies, offering
Categories: Computers

Successful Grant Proposals in Science Technology and Medicine

Successful Grant Proposals in Science  Technology  and Medicine

Complex spatial, chronological, or causal relationships among key features of your research design or procedures may be difficult for you to write about or ...

Author: Sandra Oster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107729506

Category: Reference

Page: 350

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There are many resources on grant writing in science, technology and medicine, but most do not provide the practical advice needed to write the narratives of grant proposals. Designed to help novice and experienced investigators write compelling narratives and acquire research funding, this is a detailed guide to the content, organisation, layout, phrasing, and scientific argumentation of narratives. The authors draw on more than twenty years of research and analysis of grant proposals, having worked extensively with investigators at different levels, from pre-doctoral students to senior scientists. They have used this experience to design a framework for scientific writing that you can apply directly to narratives. The guidelines and advice offered are applicable across many funding agencies, including the NIH and NSF. Featuring many real-life examples, the book covers a range of topics, from organisational alternatives to best practices in grammar and editing, overview visuals, and working with contributors.
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Open Cities Open Data

Open Cities   Open Data

Her teaching focuses on geographic technologies and graduate-level research design and proposal writing. Jonas Wissing is a student assistant at the ...

Author: Scott Hawken

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811366055

Category: Social Science

Page: 418

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Today the world’s largest economies and corporations trade in data and its products to generate value in new disruptive markets. Within these markets vast streams of data are often inaccessible or untapped and controlled by powerful monopolies. Counter to this exclusive use of data is a promising world-wide “open-data” movement, promoting freely accessible information to share, reuse and redistribute. The provision and application of open data has enormous potential to transform exclusive, technocratic “smart cities” into inclusive and responsive “open-cities”. This book argues that those who contribute urban data should benefit from its production. Like the city itself, the information landscape is a public asset produced through collective effort, attention, and resources. People produce data through their engagement with the city, creating digital footprints through social medial, mobility applications, and city sensors. By opening up data there is potential to generate greater value by supporting unforeseen collaborations, spontaneous urban innovations and solutions, and improved decision-making insights. Yet achieving more open cities is made challenging by conflicting desires for urban anonymity, sociability, privacy and transparency. This book engages with these issues through a variety of critical perspectives, and presents strategies, tools and case studies that enable this transformation.
Categories: Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations

The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations

Zucco Jr. and Lauderdale (2011) institute a unique design by estimating a two-dimensional IDEAL model where each dimension is centered on a party mean, ...

Author: Luigi Curini

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526486417

Category: Political Science

Page: 1332

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The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations offers a comprehensive overview of the field and its research processes through the empirical and research scholarship of leading international authors. The book is structured along the lines of applied research in the discipline: from formulating good research questions and designing a good research project, to various modes of theoretical argumentation, through conceptualization, to empirical measurement and analysis. Each chapter offers new approaches and builds upon existing methods. Through its seven parts, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practicing academics, will be guided through the design, methods and analysis of issues in Political Science and International Relations discipline: Part One: Formulating Good Research Questions and Designing Good Research Projects Part Two: Methods of Theoretical Argumentation Part Three: Conceptualization & Measurement Part Four: Large-Scale Data Collection & Representation Methods Part Five: Quantitative-Empirical Methods Part Six: Qualitative & “Mixed” Methods Part Seven: EITM & EMTI
Categories: Political Science

Wildlife Study Design

Wildlife Study Design

For example, a useful exercise when designing your study is to ask, ... A well-written study plan/proposal can become, in essence, the methods section of a ...

Author: Michael L. Morrison

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387755274

Category: Science

Page: 386

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We developed the first edition of this book because we perceived a need for a compilation on study design with application to studies of the ecology, conser- tion, and management of wildlife. We felt that the need for coverage of study design in one source was strong, and although a few books and monographs existed on some of the topics that we covered, no single work attempted to synthesize the many facets of wildlife study design. We decided to develop this second edition because our original goal – synthesis of study design – remains strong, and because we each gathered a substantial body of new material with which we could update and expand each chapter. Several of us also used the first edition as the basis for workshops and graduate teaching, which provided us with many valuable suggestions from readers on how to improve the text. In particular, Morrison received a detailed review from the graduate s- dents in his “Wildlife Study Design” course at Texas A&M University. We also paid heed to the reviews of the first edition that appeared in the literature.
Categories: Science

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

foundations of technical communication, technical writing, and technology. ... went beyond technical writing and digital tools towards research, design, ...

Author: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

Publisher: IGI Global Snippet

ISBN: 1605660264

Category: Computers

Page: 523

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"This set of books represents a detailed compendium of authoritative, research-based entries that define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Computers

A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey

A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey

In GIS, design issues often focus on the graphical user interfaces offering icons, menus, and windows with which users manipulate and display geospatial ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309111546

Category: Science

Page: 156

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Comprehensive and authoritative baseline geospatial data content is crucial to the nation and to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS founded its Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS) in 2006 to develop and distribute national geospatial data assets in a fast-moving information technology environment. In order to fulfill this mission, the USGS asked the National Research Council to assess current GIScience capabilities at the USGS, identify current and future needs for GIScience capabilities, recommend strategies for strengthening these capabilities and for collaborating with others to maximize research productivity, and make recommendations regarding the most effective research areas for CEGIS to pursue. With an initial focus on improving the capabilities of The National Map, the report recommends three priority research areas for CEGIS: information access and dissemination, data integration, and data models, and further identifies research topics within these areas that CEGIS should pursue. To address these research topics, CEGIS needs a sustainable research management process that involves a portfolio of collaborative research that balances short and long term goals.
Categories: Science

Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment

It is essential to proceed with caution when instituting science-based EIA ... The experimental design, a research program for testing the hypotheses, ...

Author: David P. Lawrence

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471465720

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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This book challenges the prevailing assumption that Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) should be structured around a unitary EIA process. The book begins by identifying, through a scenario, eight recurrent problems in EIA practice. The characteristics of multiple variations of conventional EIA processes, at both the regulatory and applied levels, are then presented. The residual problems that remain after the conventional processes are described and assessed providing the springboard for a description and analysis of eight alternative EIA processes.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Designing for the 21st Century

Designing for the 21st Century

14 For an extended discussion of points one and two see for example : RENDELL ... ARQ , 8 ( 4 ) , Spatial Imagination in Design as research The year of ...

Author: Tom Inns

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0566087375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

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An exploration of emergent roles for design and the 21st century designer explored through the work of 21 research teams. Over a twelve-month period each of these groups held a series of workshops and events to examine different facets of future design activity. Each of the contributions describes the context of enquiry, the journey taken by the research team and key insights generated through discourse. Editor and Initiative Director, Tom Inns, provides an introductory chapter that suggests ways that the reader might navigate these different viewpoints.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods

3 See, for example, www.opengovpartnership.org (accessed 5 August 2014). References Campagna M., and Craglia M. 2012.The socioeconomic impact of the spatial ...

Author: Elisabete A. Silva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317917038

Category: Political Science

Page: 530

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The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is an expansive look at the traditions, methods, and challenges of research design and research projects in contemporary urban planning. Through case studies, an international group of researchers, planning practitioners, and planning academics and educators, all recognized authorities in the field, provide accounts of designing and implementing research projects from different approaches and venues. This book shows how to apply quantitative and qualitative methods to projects, and how to take your research from the classroom to the real world. The book is structured into sections focusing on Beginning planning research Research design and development Rediscovering qualitative methods New advances in quantitative methods Turning research into action With chapters written by leading scholars in spatial planning, The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is the most authoritative and comprehensive handbook on the topic, providing both established and ground breaking coverage of spatial planning research methods. The book is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate level students, young professionals and practitioners in urban, regional, and spatial planning.
Categories: Political Science