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Techniques in Human Geography

Techniques in Human Geography

  • Author: Jim Lindsay
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0203135466
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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The first concise guide to the purposeful use of techniques in human geography. Examining key techniques in detail - survey and qualitative, numerical, spatial and computer-based - the book draws on important case studies, such as the decennial census, to illustrate applications. The importance of up-to-date IT based techniques is particularly stressed, introducing widely recognised applications. A final section explores the Internet, which offers exciting new resources but also creates problems for researchers used to traditional academic fields.

Methods in Human Geography

Methods in Human Geography

A Guide for Students Doing Research Projects

  • Author: Robin Flowerdew,David Martin
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780582289734
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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Many students find it difficult to select and use appropriate techniques required for preparing research projects, in the final years of their human geography course. Methods in Human Geography provides an accessible guide to a wide variety of contemporary research methods, together with practical advice on choosing a topic and producing the written report. The text provides an overview of both qualitative and quantitative techniques, together with guidance on how to pursue each approach further. As such it will prove of great value not only to human geography students, but as an introduction to research methods for all students preparing a dissertation.Key Features: - Focuses on human geography research- Integrates previously disparate material into one focused book- Combines qualitative and quantitative techniques, for example using interviews as a research methodology, participant observation, analysing numerical data, questionnaire design- Provides a guide to a variety of available research methods- Offers invaluable advice on: how to choose a topics; data sources; writing up, etc.- The text is organised into sections containing an introduction, preparation for research, qualit

Research Methods in Geography

Research Methods in Geography

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Basil Gomez,John Paul Jones, III
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444327739
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 480
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This comprehensive textbook offers a conceptual and practicalintroduction to research methodology, data collection, andtechniques used in both human and physical geography. Explores a full range of contemporary geographic techniques,including statistics, mathematical analysis, GIS, and remotesensing Unique in both content and organization, it brings together ateam of internationally recognized specialists to create a balancedapproach between physical geography, human geography, and researchtechniques Includes a series of foundational chapters offering multipleperspectives on the central questions in research methods Examines the conceptual frameworks and practical issues behinddata acquisition and analysis, and how to interpret results Includes explanations of key terminology and exercisesthroughout

Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Encyclopedia of Human Geography

  • Author: Barney Warf
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 145226533X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 648
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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.

Urban Geography, 2nd Edition

Urban Geography, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Tim Hall
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134603223
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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This text introduces both 'traditional' and contemporary approaches and perspectives in urban geography. This substantially revised edition of Urban Geography now features updates on recent urban policy initiatives and urban changes, including the influence of CCTV on the city and the impacts of Millennium projects. New sections contain: * an evaluation of the impact of place promotion * a discussion of new cultural geography and the city * a new chapter on sustainable urban development * boxed case studies * further reading suggestions * extensive illustrations.

An Introduction to Human Geography

An Introduction to Human Geography

Issues for the 21st Century

  • Author: Peter Daniels
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780132056847
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 517
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An Introduction to Human Geography is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography and related disciplines in the social sciences. Comprehensively revised, the third edition of this widely used text provides a global overview of the major topics within human geography. Focusing on key geographical challenges facing the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century, stimulating coverage examines the forces that shape economies and societies, and each chapter is written by a specialist in the field.

Theory and Methods

Theory and Methods

Critical Essays in Human Geography

  • Author: Chris Philo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351879588
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 698
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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.

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

  • Author: Phil Hubbard,Rob Kitchin,Gill Valentine
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761949633
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 356
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A comprehensive guide to the latest work on space. Each entry is a short interpretative essay, outlining the contributions made by the key theorists.

Methods and techniques in human geography

Methods and techniques in human geography

  • Author: Guy M. Robinson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780471962311
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 556
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The coverage in this book extends beyond standard accounts of particular techniques in human geography to include examples of their use, as well as examples of their relationship to the changing philosophical underpinnings of geographical research. The first section focuses on statistical methods, including recently developed methods of exploratory data analysis and techniques for analyzing categorical data. The second section covers mathematical models of spatial diffusion and auto correlation, and the final section explores quantitative methods with specific reference to humanistic approaches to geographical problems.

Approaching Human Geography

Approaching Human Geography

An Introduction to Contemporary Theoretical Debates

  • Author: Paul J. Cloke Chris Philo David Sadler,Professor Paul J Cloke,Professor Chris Philo,MR David Sadler
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446223048
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
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This introduction to the development of new theoretical approaches to human geography sets out to explain the key features of these new approaches, and to trace their antecedents and implications. The authors also highlight points of comparison and contrast, inter-connection and dissimilarity. An introductory chapter describes and accounts for the theoretical diversity present within twentieth-century human geography, and particular attention is paid to the transition from environmental and regional approaches to the spatial science of the 1960s. This chapter then sets the stage for the later chapters, which deal systematically with different post-1960s approaches: Marxism, humanism, realism, structuration and postmodernism. Each of these chapters deals with the chronological development of the appropriate literature, describes the key claims and arguments, and then presents a worked example to illustrate the benefits and pitfalls of an approach in practice. A concluding chapter re-integrates the diverse themes and reflects briefly on possible future theoretical developments in human geography in the 1990s. The principal chapters of the book are framed by both a preface and an epilogue, which address questions about relativism in approaching human geography, while also stressing the need for continued commitment and critical sensitivity in geographical enquiry. The book is written in an easily accessible style with generous expositions of key claims and arguments, and thorough cross-referencing between chapters.