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Key Methods in Geography (3rd Revised edition)

Key Methods in Geography (3rd Revised edition)

By: Shaun French (editor), Meghan Cope (editor), Thomas W. Gillespie (editor), Nicholas Clifford (editor)Paperback

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"Practical, accessible, careful and interesting, this...revised volume brings the subject up-to-date and explains, in bite sized chunks, the 'how's' and 'why's' of modern day geographical study...[It] brings together physical and human approaches again in a new synthesis." -Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography, University of Oxford Key Methods in Geography is the perfect introductory companion, providing an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods for human and physical geography. This Third Edition Features: 12 new chapters representing emerging themes including online, virtual and digital geographical methodsReal-life case study examplesSummaries and exercises for each chapterFree online access to full text of Progress in Human Geography and Progress in Physical Geography Progress Reports The teaching of research methods is integral to all geography courses: Key Methods in Geography, Third Edition explains all of the key methods with which geography undergraduates must be conversant.

About Author

Nick Clifford is Professor and Head of Department at King's College London. Dr. Meghan Cope is an urban social geographer. She is mainly interested in the ways that social, economic, political, and environmental processes influence cities and communities, as well as the ways that people's everyday lives create meaningful spaces and places within, or even against, the larger-scale processes operating on them. Her focus has always been on social/spatial processes of marginalization and disempowerment, for example, through gender, race/ethnicity, class, youth, etc. She is especially motivated by issues such as employment, households and neighborhoods, welfare, public space, poverty, discrimination, and identity. She is also a qualitative researcher who uses ethnography and other methods to learn about the geographic meanings and processes that matter to marginalized groups. Over the past 10 years she has developed an associated interest in critical perspectives on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and have explored methods of combining qualitative research with GIS (Cope & Elwood, 2009). Thomas Gillespie teaches geography at UCLA. Shaun French is Associate Professor in Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham.


SECTION ONE: PLANNING A RESEARCH PROJECT: GETTING STARTED AND PUTTING YOUR RESEARCH INTO CONTEXTGetting Started in Geographical Research: how this book can help - Nicholas Clifford, Shaun French, Meghan Cope and Thomas GillespieHealth, Safety and Risk in the Field - Joanna BullardOn Being Ethical in Geographical Research - Iain HayHow to Conduct a Literature Search - Mick Healey and Ruth L. HealeyEffective Research Communication - Jennifer Hill and Helen WalkingtonWorking in different cultures and different languages - Fiona SmithSECTION TWO: GENERATING AND WORKING WITH DATA IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHYHistorical and Archival Research - Ruth CraggsConducting questionaire surveys - Sara L. McLaffertySemi-structured interview and focus groups - Robyn LonghurstRespondent Diaries - Alan LathamParticipant and non-participant observation - Eric LaurierResearching Affect and Emotion - Ben AndersonParticipatory Action Research - Myrna BreitbartTextual Analysis - Marcus DoelInterpreting the Visual - Liz RobertsUsing Geotagged Digital Social Data in Geographic Research - Ate Poorthuis, Matthew Zook, Taylor Shelton, Mark Graham & Monica StephensResearching Virtual Communities - Mike Crang & Siti Haji Bin MohamedCritical GIS - Matthew W. WilsonQuantitative modelling in human geography - Alan MarshallSECTION THREE: GENERATING AND WORKING WITH DATA IN PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHYMaking Observations and Measurements in the Field - Shelly A. RaybackMaking Observations and Measurements in the Laboratory - Scott A. MensingGetting information from the past: Paleoecological studies of terrestrial ecosystems - Laura N. Stahle and Cathy WhitlockNumerical modelling: Understanding explanation and prediction in physical geography - Stuart LaneSimulation and reduced complexity models - James D. A. MillingtonRemote Sensing and Satellite Earth Observation - Martin Wooster, Nicholas Drake & Tom SmithDigital Terrain Analysis - Peter L. GuthEnvironmental GIS - Thomas GillespieModels and Data in Biogeography and Landscape Ecology - George P. Malanson and Benjamin W. Heumann Environmental audit, appraisal and valuation - Peter GlavesSECTION FOUR: GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS: REPRESENTING, VISUALISING AND INTERPRETING GEOGRAPHICAL DATAMaking use of secondary data - Naomi TyrrellUsing Statistics to Describe and Explore Spatial Data - Eric DelmelleExploring and presenting quantitative data - Richard FieldCase Study Methodology - Liz TaylorMapping and Graphicacy - Chris PerkinsStatistical analysis using MINITAB and SPSS - Stuart BarrOrganizing, Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data - Meghan Cope & Hilda KurtzUsing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - Nigel WalfordVideo, Audio & Technology-based Applications - Brad Garrett

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  • ISBN13: 9781446298602
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 752
  • ID: 9781446298602
  • ISBN10: 1446298604
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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