This book is a one-stop comprehensive guide to geographical inquiry. The volume:
The second edition updates on the variety of emerging perspectives in geographic research, use of spatial technologies in practice, sampling at different spatial levels and insightful interpretation of data.
Lucid, engaging and accessible, this book will be an essential companion for researchers and students of geography, social sciences and South Asian studies.
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