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Methods in Human Geography : A guide for students doing a research project - Robin Flowerdew

Methods in Human Geography

A guide for students doing a research project

Paperback Published: 10th March 2005
ISBN: 9780582473218
Number Of Pages: 392

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Sheridan College GEOG201: Research Methods in Human Geography

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Methods in Human Geography: A Guide for Students Doing a Research Project provides an essential guide to current research approaches in human geography. It covers all aspects of undertaking a geography research project, from the selection of an appropriate topic through to the organisation and writing of the final report.Many students find it difficult to select and use appropriate techniques when preparing research projects as part of their geography degree programme. Methods in Human Geography has been written by a team of active researchers, each expert in their particular methodological approaches and experienced dissertation supervisors. The second edition of this popular text includes updated commentary and entirely new chapters reflecting the changing nature of human geography research.Main features *Focuses on human geography research.*Integrates a wide range of quantitative and qualitative approaches within a single volume from interviews, focus groups and analysis of text to quantitative analysis and geographical information systems.* Covers the whole process of undertaking a research project, through selection of an appropriate topic, finding previous work, choosing appropriate methodologies, doing the research to writing up the report.*The book strikes a balance between authoritative discussion of key issues and practical advice for the new researcher.To explore the online resources, visit the dedicated companion website at www pearsoned.co.uk/flowerdew Methods in Human Geography is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography and social sciences. It can be used as a handbook for taught courses in research methods or as a stand-alone resource for students undertaking independent research projects and dissertations.Robin Flowerdew is Professor of Human Geography at the University of St Andrews; David Martin is Professor of Geography at the University of Southampton. Both have extensive teaching and research experience in methods in human geography.

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
List of contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Philosophies underlying human geography research
Preparing for the research project
Choosing a topic
Finding previous work on the topic
Secondary data
Collecting primary data
Questionnaire design and sampling
Tell me about ...: using interviews as a research methodology
Focus groups
'Participatory' approaches and diagramming techniques
Participant observation
Analysis of data
Analysing numerical spatial data
Analysing categorical data
Analysing qualitative materials
Textual analysis: reading culture and context
Visual methodologies: what you see is not always what you get
Geographical information systems and spatial analysis
Producing the report
Designing the report
Writing the report
Illustrating the report
Conclusion
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780582473218
ISBN-10: 0582473217
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 10th March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition