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 methods Real-life case study examples Summaries and exercises for each chapter Free 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 CONTEXT Getting Started in Geographical Research: how this book can help - Nicholas Clifford, Shaun French, Meghan Cope and Thomas Gillespie Health, Safety and Risk in the Field - Joanna Bullard On Being Ethical in Geographical Research - Iain Hay How to Conduct a Literature Search - Mick Healey and Ruth L. Healey Effective Research Communication - Jennifer Hill and Helen Walkington Working in different cultures and different languages - Fiona Smith SECTION TWO: GENERATING AND WORKING WITH DATA IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY Historical and Archival Research - Ruth Craggs Conducting questionaire surveys - Sara L. McLafferty Semi-structured interview and focus groups - Robyn Longhurst Respondent Diaries - Alan Latham Participant and non-participant observation - Eric Laurier Researching Affect and Emotion - Ben Anderson Participatory Action Research - Myrna Breitbart Textual Analysis - Marcus Doel Interpreting the Visual - Liz Roberts Using Geotagged Digital Social Data in Geographic Research - Ate Poorthuis, Matthew Zook, Taylor Shelton, Mark Graham & Monica Stephens Researching Virtual Communities - Mike Crang & Siti Haji Bin Mohamed Critical GIS - Matthew W. Wilson Quantitative modelling in human geography - Alan Marshall SECTION THREE: GENERATING AND WORKING WITH DATA IN PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY Making Observations and Measurements in the Field - Shelly A. Rayback Making Observations and Measurements in the Laboratory - Scott A. Mensing Getting information from the past: Paleoecological studies of terrestrial ecosystems - Laura N. Stahle and Cathy Whitlock Numerical modelling: Understanding explanation and prediction in physical geography - Stuart Lane Simulation and reduced complexity models - James D. A. Millington Remote Sensing and Satellite Earth Observation - Martin Wooster, Nicholas Drake & Tom Smith Digital Terrain Analysis - Peter L. Guth Environmental GIS - Thomas Gillespie Models and Data in Biogeography and Landscape Ecology - George P. Malanson and Benjamin W. Heumann Environmental audit, appraisal and valuation - Peter Glaves SECTION FOUR: GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS: REPRESENTING, VISUALISING AND INTERPRETING GEOGRAPHICAL DATA Making use of secondary data - Naomi Tyrrell Using Statistics to Describe and Explore Spatial Data - Eric Delmelle Exploring and presenting quantitative data - Richard Field Case Study Methodology - Liz Taylor Mapping and Graphicacy - Chris Perkins Statistical analysis using MINITAB and SPSS - Stuart Barr Organizing, Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data - Meghan Cope & Hilda Kurtz Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - Nigel Walford Video, Audio & Technology-based Applications - Brad Garrett

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  • ISBN13: 9781446298602
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 752
  • ID: 9781446298602
  • weight: 1370
  • ISBN10: 1446298604
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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