Methods in Human Geography

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Robin Flowerdew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873386

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography

This book offers a comprehensive, accessible, and practical guide on how to conduct qualitative research in human geography.

Author: Iain Hay

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Social Science

Page: 339

View: 403

This book offers a comprehensive, accessible, and practical guide on how to conduct qualitative research in human geography. Enhanced and greatly expanded by nine new chapters, the latest edition shows students how to plan, conduct, interpret, and communicate qualitative research.

Key Methods in Geography

Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography (2nd edn). Melbourne:
Oxford University Press, pp. 116–132. Campbell, H., Law, R. and Honeyfield, J. (
1999) '“What it means to be a man”: hegemonic masculinity and the reinvention
of ...

Author: Nicholas Clifford

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243633

Category: Science

Page: 568

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"Its range is far broader than the majority of methods texts, being concerned with both human and physical geography... Given the seriousness with which Key Methods in Geography approaches all aspects of research, it will continue to find wide favour among undergraduate geographers." - Times Higher Education Textbook Guide "All geographers, whatever their interest, need to do research. This book will help them get started in the best possible way, with thoughtful advice on everything from project design, through choice of methods, to data analysis and presentation. The editors have assembled an impressive array of authors, all experts in their chosen field." - Tim Burt, University of Durham "Excellent book. Valuable teaching aid. Well written and covers a wide range of methods thoroughly." - Sue Rodway-Dyer, Exeter University "This is an excellent book and deals with a number of topics (which I teach) outside of the tutorial module where it is a recommended text for geographers. A very useful textbook throughout a 3 year Geography programme." - Ian Harris, Bangor University Key Methods in Geography is an introduction to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It is unique in the reference literature for providing an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods for human and physical geography. An accessible primer, it will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. This second edition has been fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on internet mediated research, diaries as a research method, making observations and measurements in the field, and the analysis of natural systems. Organized into four sections: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Generating and Working with Data in Human Geography; Generating and Working with Data in Physical Geography; Representing and Interpreting Geographical Data; each chapter comprises: A short definition A summary of the principal arguments A substantive 5,000-word discussion Use of real-life examples Annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral to all geography courses: Key Methods in Geography, 2nd Edition explains all of the key methods with which geography undergraduates must be conversant.

Methods and Techniques in Human Geography

Methods and Techniques in Human Geography provides the fullest available introduction and assessment of these changes in both quantitative and qualitative Geography.

Author: Guy M. Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited


Category: Science

Page: 556

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The study of Human Geography has changed. From the quantitative revolution of the 1960s to the recent ‘cultural turn’, new theories, approaches, methodologies and arguments have completely remapped the discipline of Geography. Methods and Techniques in Human Geography provides the fullest available introduction and assessment of these changes in both quantitative and qualitative Geography. Clearly, concisely and generously written, Methods and Techniques in Human Geography will become the students’ companion to one of the most widely misunderstood, contested and fascinating areas of Human Geography. Geography / Social Science Contents Introduction Exploring Geographical Data Testing Hypotheses Measuring Associations Multivariate Analysis Generalised Linear Models and Categorical Data Analysis Spatial Allocation Spatial Interaction Spatial Statistics, Spatial Models and Spatial Structure Space and Time Systems and Geographical Information Systems Investigating Behaviour and Perception Qualitative Methods Marxist Analysis in Human Geography Feminist Geographies Postmodern Geographies.

Researching Human Geography

Method. and. methodology. in. human. geography. To know the history of science
is to recognize the mortality of any ... aim of this chapter is to examine claims for
renewed attention to questions of method in human geography (e.g. Jones et al.

Author: Anna Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444144618

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 924

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.

Locational Analysis in Human Geography Locational methods

Author: Peter Haggett



Category: Economic geography


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Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Qualitative method : In human geography , this denotes those methods that
accept words and text as a legitimate form of data , including discourse analysis ,
ethnography , interviewing and numerous methods of visual analysis . Mainly
tracing ...

Author: Phil Hubbard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761949633

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 910

A comprehensive guide to the latest work on space. Each entry is a short interpretative essay, outlining the contributions made by the key theorists.

International Conference on Education and Management Science ICEMS2014

967 East Peace Road in Lanzhou City, China Keywords: Human geography,
Teaching methods, Teaching reform. Abstract. Human Geography course is the
curriculum for the undergraduate teaching of the normal college. It is also an ...


Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1605951978

Category: Education

Page: 525

View: 734

2014 International Conference on Education and Management Science (ICEMS2014) will be held in Beijing, China on August 19–20, 2014. The main purpose of this conference is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, and students from all over the world to present their recent findings, ideas, developments and application in the border areas of Education and Management Science. It will also report progress and development of methodologies, technologies, planning and implementation, tools and standards in information systems. Education is an internal topic. It is a process of delivering knowledge in a basic meaning. Humans are hard to define the actual definition of education. But it is the key point for our society to step forward. Management science is the discipline that adapts the scientific approach for problem solving to help managers making informed decisions. The goal of management science is to recommend the course of action that is expected to yield the best outcome with what is available.

Practising Human Geography

cookbooks' Read those texts that don't provide such rich tales from the field but
outline the practicalities involved in using a variety of research methods,
including participant observation.20 Despite the inevitable twists and turns of
research ...

Author: Paul Cloke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973003

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Practising Human Geography is critical introduction to disciplinary debates about the practice of human geography, that is informed by an inquiry into how geographers actually do research. In examining those methods and practices that are integral to doing geography, the text presents a theoretically-informed reflection on the construction and interpretation of geographical data - including factual and "fictional" sources; the use of core research methodologies; and the interpretative role of the researcher. Framed by an historical overview how ideas of practising human geography have changed, the following three sections offer an comprehensive and integrated overview of research methodologies. Illustrated throughout, the te

Approaches to Human Geography

For some time now feminist geographers have been engaged in a lively debate
about research methods and methodology. Debates are an important part of
knowledge production, and feminist geographers have not (and do not) all agree
on ...

Author: Stuart Aitken

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761942634

Category: Science

Page: 349

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Approaches to Human Geography is the essential student primer on theory and practice in Human Geography. It is a systematic review of the key ideas and debates informing post-war geography, explaining how those ideas work in practice. Avoiding jargon - while attentive to the rigor and complexity of the ideas that underlie geographic knowledge – the text is written for students who have not met philosophical or theoretical approaches before. This is a beginning guide to geographic research and practice.

Research Methods in Geography

This indispensable volume starts with a broad-based grounding in the conceptual frameworks lying behind data acquisition and analysis.

Author: Basil Gomez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405107103

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 176

This comprehensive textbook offers a conceptual and practical introduction to research methodology, data collection, and techniques used in both human and physical geography. Explores a full range of contemporary geographic techniques, including statistics, mathematical analysis, GIS, and remote sensing Unique in both content and organization, it brings together a team of internationally recognized specialists to create a balanced approach between physical geography, human geography, and research techniques Includes a series of foundational chapters offering multiple perspectives on the central questions in research methods Examines the conceptual frameworks and practical issues behind data acquisition and analysis, and how to interpret results Includes explanations of key terminology and exercises throughout

A Dictionary of Human Geography

223 human geography mainstream economics, so too parts of economic
geography. ... natural and physical sciences for its scientific underpinnings and
methods of investigation, human geography concentrates on the spatial
organization and ...

Author: Noel Castree

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599866

Category: Reference

Page: 581

View: 483

This new dictionary provides over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography, covering basic terms and concepts as well as biographies, organisations, and major periods and schools. Authoritative and accessible, this is a must-have for every student of human geography, as well as for professionals and interested members of the public.

Fieldwork for Human Geography

following questions: • What is an 'interview' and when is it an appropriate method
for fieldwork? • How can you select, seek and gain access to interviewees?

Author: Richard Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446290948

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 311

"A highly readable and superbly fun guide to the why and how of doing fieldwork in human geography... I recommend it highly to any geographer-wannabes and practicing-geographers. The latter group, including myself, might well rediscover the fun of doing geography." - Professor Henry Yeung, National University of Singapore "An excellent introduction to the art and science of fieldwork. It makes clear that fieldwork is not just about getting out of the classroom and gaining first-hand experience of places, it is about instilling passion about those places." - Professor Stuart C. Aitken, San Diego State University "An indispensible guide to fieldwork that will enrich the practice of geography in a myriad of different ways. In particular, the diverse materials presented here will encourage students and academics alike to pursue new approaches to their work and instil a greater understanding of the conceptual and methodological breadth of their discipline." - Professor Matthew Gandy, University College London "If fieldwork is an indispensable component of geographical education then this book is equally essential to making the most of fieldwork...This book gives students the tools to realise the full potential of what, for many, is the highlight of their geography degree." - Professor Noel Castree, Manchester University Fieldwork is a core component of Human Geography degree courses. In this lively and engaging book, Richard Phillips and Jennifer Johns provide a practical guide to help every student get the most out of their fieldwork. This book: Encourages students to engage with fieldwork critically and imaginatively Explains methods and contexts Links the fieldwork with wider academic topics. It looks beyond the contents of research projects and field visits to address the broader experiences of fieldwork: working in groups, understanding your ethical position, developing skills for learning and employment and opening your eyes, ears and minds to the wider possibilities of your trip. Throughout the book, the authors present first person descriptions of field experiences and predicaments, written by fieldtrip leaders and students from around the world including the UK, Canada, Singapore, Australia and Africa.

The SAGE Handbook of Human Geography 2v

Geographers are well situated to develop methods that will help us understand
these socialcultural, economic, and political transformations. Apart from
technologically driven innovations in methods, human geographers are crafting
new ...

Author: Roger Lee

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473914256

Category: Social Science

Page: 840

View: 493

"Superb! How refreshing to see a Handbook that eschews convention and explores the richness and diversity of the geographical imagination in such stimulating and challenging ways." - Peter Dicken, University of Manchester "Stands out as an innovative and exciting contribution that exceeds the genre." - Sallie A. Marston, University of Arizona "Captures wonderfully the richness and complexity of the worlds that human beings inhabit... This is a stand-out among handbooks!" - Lily Kong, National University of Singapore "This wonderfully unconventional book demonstrates human geography’s character and significance not by marching through traditional themes, but by presenting a set of geographical essays on basic ideas, practices, and concerns." - Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon "This SAGE Handbook stands out for its capacity to provoke the reader to think anew about human geography ... essays that offer some profoundly original insights into what it means to engage geographically with the world." - Eric Sheppard, UCLA Published in association with the journal Progress in Human Geography, edited and written by the principal scholars in the discipline, this Handbook demonstrates the difference that thinking about the world geographically makes. Each section considers how human geography shapes the world, interrogates it, and intervenes in it. It includes a major retrospective and prospective introductory essay, with three substantive sections on: Imagining Human Geographies Practising Human Geographies Living Human Geographies The Handbook also has an innovative multimedia component of conversations about key issues in human geography – as well as an overview of human geography from the Editors. A key reference for any scholar interested in questions about what difference it makes to think spatially or geographically about the world, this Handbook is a rich and textured statement about the geographical imagination.

Geography and Ethics

The researcher as research tool' in John Eylesand David M.Smith (eds)
Qualitative Methods in Human Geography, Cambridge: Polity, 197–218. Eyles,
John and Smith, David M. (eds) (1991) Qualitative Methods in Human Geography
, ...

Author: James D. Proctor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113465684X

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This book represents a landmark exploration of the common terrain of geography and ethics. Drawing together specially commissioned contributions from distinguished geographers across the UK, North America and Australasia, the place of geography in ethics and of ethics in geography is examined through wide-ranging, thematic chapters. Geography and Ethics is divided into four sections for discussion and exploration of ideas: Ethics and Space; Ethics and Place; Ethics and Nature and Ethics and knowledge, all of which point to the rich interplay between geography and moral philosophy or ethics.

Handbook of Research on Public Information Technology

Progress in Human Geography, 15(2), 125-147. Popke, E.J. ... In T. Barnes & D.
Gregory (Eds.)(1997), Reading human geography (pp. 69-82). ... In C. Cassell &
G. Symon (Eds.), Qualitative methods in organizational research. A practical ...

Author: Garson, G. David

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048582

Category: Computers

Page: 1066

View: 371

"This book compiles estimable research on the global trend toward the rapidly increasing use of information technology in the public sector, discussing such issues as e-government and e-commerce; project management and information technology evaluation; system design and data processing; security and protection; and privacy, access, and ethics of public information technology"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Research in human geography, especially in the subfields of cultural geography
and historical geography, has long had a ... Although Sauer never termed it as
such, his methods of landscape interpretation can be seen to be profoundly ...

Author: Barney Warf

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 145226533X

Category: Science

Page: 648

View: 834

With more than 300 entries written by an international team of leading authorities in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field. This multidisciplinary volume provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s, including a variety of social constructivist approaches.

Theory and Methods

This volume tackles the complex terrain of theory and methods, seeking to exemplify the major philosophical, social-theoretic and methodological developments - some with clear political and ethical implications - that have traversed human ...

Author: Chris Philo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351879588

Category: Science

Page: 698

View: 288

This volume tackles the complex terrain of theory and methods, seeking to exemplify the major philosophical, social-theoretic and methodological developments - some with clear political and ethical implications - that have traversed human geography since the era of the 1960s when spatial science came to the fore. Coverage includes Marxist and humanistic geographies, and their many variations over the years, as well as ongoing debates about agency-structure and the concepts of time, space, place and scale. Feminist and other 'positioned' geographies, alongside poststructuralist and posthumanist geographies, are all evidenced, as well as writings that push against the very 'limits' of what human geography has embraced over these fifty plus years. The volume combines readings that are well-known and widely accepted as 'classic', with readings that, while less familiar, are valuable in how they illustrate different possibilities for theory and method within the discipline. The volume also includes a substantial introduction by the editor, contextualising the readings, and in the process providing a new interpretation of the last half-century of change within the thoughts and practices of human geography.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography

In one sense the documented history of qualitative research in geography starts
in 1988, with the publication of John Eyles' and David M. Smith's Qualitative
Methods in Human Geography, the first book to explicitly focus solely on this topic

Author: Dydia DeLyser

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206564

Category: Reference

Page: 448

View: 371

Exploring the dynamic growth, change, and complexity of qualitative research in human geography, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography brings together leading scholars in the field to examine its history, assess the current state of the art, and project future directions. "In its comprehensive coverage, accessible text, and range of illustrative studies, past and present, the Handbook has established an impressive new standard in presenting qualitative methods to geographers." - David Ley, University of British Columbia Moving beyond textbook rehearsals of standard issues, the Handbook shows how empirical details of qualitative research can be linked to the broader social, theoretical, political, and policy concerns of qualitative geographers and the communities within which they work. The book is organized into three sections: Part I: Openings engages the history of qualitative geography, and details the ways that research, and the researcher's place within it, are conceptualized within broader academic, political, and social currents. Part II: Encounters and Collaborations describes the different strategies of inquiry that qualitative geographers use, and the tools and techniques that address the challenges that arise in the research process. Part III: Making Sense explores the issues and processes of interpretation, and the ways researchers communicate their results. Retrospective as well as prospective in its approach, this is geography's first peer-to-peer engagement with qualitative research detailing how to conceive, carry out and communicate qualitative research in the twenty-first century. Suitable for postgraduate students, academics, and practitioners alike, this is the methods resource for researchers in human geography.

Conducting Research in Human Geography

theory, methodology and practice Rob Kitchin, Nick Tate ... We could choose to
discuss either methods to analyse interview, observational and secondary data
separately (as with Cresswell, 1998), or a universal approach which can be ...

Author: Rob Kitchin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317885929

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 931

Reading this book is your first step to becoming a competent human geography researcher. Whether you are a novice needing practical help for your first piece of research or a professional in search of an accessible guide to best practice, Conducting Research in Human Geography is a unique and indispensable book to have at hand. The book provides a broad overview of theoretical underpinnings in contemporary human geography and links these with the main research methodologies currently being used. It is designed to guide the user through the complete research process, whether it be a one day field study or a large project, from the nurturing of ideas and development of a proposal, to the design of an enquiry, the generation and analysis of data, to the drawing of conclusions and the presentation of findings.