An undergraduate dissertation is your opportunity to engage with geographical research, first-hand. But completing a student project can be a stressful and complex process. Your Human Geography Dissertation breaks the task down into three helpful stages:
Designing: Deciding on your approach, your topic and your research question, and ensuring your project is feasible
Doing: Situating your research and selecting the best methods for your dissertation project
Delivering: Dealing with data and writing up your findings
With information and task boxes, soundbites offering student insight and guidance, and links to online materials, this book offers a complete and accessible overview of the key skills needed to prepare, research, and write a successful human geography dissertation.
1. Your human geography dissertation: An introduction SECTION 1: DESIGNING YOUR HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DISSERTATION 2: Starting Out: identifying your approach 3: Getting Going: finding a topic 4: The next step: developing your research question 5: Final preparations: is your project workable? SECTION 2: DOING YOUR HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DISSERTATION 6: Doing reflexive research: situating your dissertation 7: Making research happen: the methods glossary 8: More on methods: approaching complex social worlds 9: Selecting your methods: how to make the right choices SECTION 3: DELIVERING YOUR HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DISSERTATION 10: Dealing with data: approaching analysis 11: Writing up: where to start and how to finish 12: The last hurdle: final considerations