2nd Edition

Methods in Human Geography
A guide for students doing a research project

ISBN 9780582473218
Published March 10, 2005 by Routledge
392 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables

List of boxes

List of contributors




1 Introduction

2 Philosophies underlying human geography research

Section A Preparing for the research project

3 Choosing a topic

4 Finding previous work on the topic

5 Secondary data

Section B Collecting primary data

6 Questionnaire design and sampling

7 Tell me about …: using interviews as a research methodology

8 Focus groups

9 ‘Participatory’ approaches and diagramming techniques

10 Participant observation

Section C Analysis of data

11 Analysing numerical spatial data

12 Analysing categorical data

13 Analysing qualitative materials

14 Textual analysis: reading culture and context

15 Visual methodologies: what you see is not always what you get

16 Geographical information systems and spatial analysis

Section D Producing the report

17 Designing the report

18 Writing the report

19 Illustrating the report

20 Conclusion



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