This book is a one-stop comprehensive guide to geographical inquiry.
- A step-by-step account of the hows and the whys of research methodology;
- Introduces students to the complexities of geographical perspective and thought, essentials of fieldwork, formulation of research topics, data collection, analysis and interpretation as well as presentation and dissemination;
- Includes inputs and specific examples to help practitioners negotiate between theory and practice;
- The second edition reflects updates in current trends in sampling, data interpretation, and data analysis.
Lucid, engaging and accessible, this book will be an essential companion for researchers and students of geography, social sciences, and South Asian studies.
Table of Contents
PART I: Laying the foundation 1. What is geographic perspective? 2. Essential features of quality of a thesisin geography PART II: Prefatory phase: the prelims 3. Issues pertinent to a thesis in geography 4. Research proposal: issues and formulation 5. Literature search and review PART III: Traversing the path: data management 6. Typology of data 7. Data collection 8. Data analysis 9. Data representation 10. Data interpretation PART IV: Catching up with the destination: the finale 11. Research writing 12. The viva voce
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Reference
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Research
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies