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.
- Uses a lucid, engaging and literary style.
It will be an essential companion for researchers and students of geography, social sciences, and South Asian studies.
Table of Contents
Preface Part I Laying the Foundation 1. What is Geographic Perspective? 2. Essential Features of a Quality Thesis in 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 References Subject Index
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Reference
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Research
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies