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.
Table of Contents
1.Acknowledgements2.Thinking about Research3.Planning a Research Project4.Data Generation for Quantitative Data Analysis5.Preparing, Exploring and Describing Quantitative Data6.Analysing and Interpreting Quantitative Data7.Spatial Analysis8.Producing Data for Qualitative Analysis9.Analysing and Interpreting Qualitative Data10.Analysing Qualitative Data using a Computer11.Writing-up and Dissemination12.Final Words13.Appendices14.References15.Index