Methods in Human Geography: a guide for students doing a research project Second Edition


Flowerdew, R. and Martin, D. (eds.) (2005) Methods in Human Geography: a guide for students doing a research project Second Edition , Harlow, UK, Pearson, 366pp.

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Book Description
Provides an accessible guide to a wide variety of contemporary research methods, together with practical advice on choosing a topic and producing the written report. The text provides an overview of both qualitative and quantitative techniques, together with guidance on how to pursue each approach further. As such it will prove of great value not only to human geography students, but as an introduction to research methods for all students preparing a dissertation.
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written specifically for human geography research students.
Pprovides expert advice on methodology with each chapter written by an expert in their own field.
Covers qualitative and quantitative approaches, together with the preparation of a research report.
Over 60 line diagrams.
Ideal text for undergraduates of human geography and research methods.

Synopsis
Many students find it difficult to select and use appropriate techniques required for preparing research projects, in the final years of their human geography course. Methods in Human Geography provides an accessible guide to a wide variety of contemporary research methods, together with practical advice on choosing a topic and producing the written report. The text provides an overview of both qualitative and quantitative techniques, together with guidance on how to pursue each approach further. As such it will prove of great value not only to human geography students, but as an introduction to research methods for all students preparing a dissertation.Key Features:- Focuses on human geography research- Integrates previously disparate material into one focused book- Combines qualitative and quantitative techniques, for example using interviews as a research methodology, participant observation, analysing numerical data, questionnaire design- Provides a guide to a variety of available research methods- Offers invaluable advice on: how to choose a topics; data sources; writing up, etc.- The text is organised into sections containing an introduction, preparation for research, qualitative and quantitative approaches, the analysis of data and the preparation of a report- Written by a team of active researchers and experienced dissertation supervisorsRobin Flowerdew is Senior Lecturer in Geography, in the Department of Geography at the University of Lancaster. He is a past Chair of the Quantitative Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS/IBG). David Martin is Reader in Geography, in the Department of Geography at the University of Southampton. He is a past Secretary/Treasurer of the Quantitative Research Group of the RGS/IBG.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0582289734 (hardback)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
ePrint ID: 15698
Date Deposited: 25 May 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:06
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/15698

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