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Researching Human Geography
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RESEARCHING HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

PAPERBACK BY DAVIES, ANNA; HOGGART, KEITH; LEES, LORETTA

£31.99

ISBN
9780340676752
IMPRINT
HODDER ARNOLD
 
 
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PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
368 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 SEP 2001

DESCRIPTION

Researching Human Geography is an essential new text for any geography student about to embark on a research project. An understanding of how different theories of knowledge have influenced research methodologies is crucial in planning and designing effective research; this book makes this link clear and explores how various philosophical positions, from positivism to post-structuralism, have become associated with particular methodologies. The book gives an overview of a wide range of methods and data collection, both quantitative and qualitative, and explores their strengths and weaknesses for different kinds of research. 'Researching Human Geography' also looks at the various techniques available for the analysis of data, which is presented as an integral and ongoing part of the research process. Clearly written, with extensive use of examples from previous research to show 'methodology in action', this new text is an invaluable addition to both the theory and method of research in human geography.

CONTENTS

Philosophical approaches in human geography research Research design By the book? Official statistics and published records Behind the scenes writing: archives and administrative records Keeping a distance: the uses of unobtrusive measures Superficial encounters: sample survey techniques Heightened intensity: directed in-depth analyses Part of life: fieldwork research as lived experience Writing up geographical research.