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Researching Geography

The Indian context, 1st Edition

By Gopal Krishan, Nina Singh

Routledge India

286 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Authors

Gopal Krishan is Professor Emeritus, Panjab University, Chandigarh, and National Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, India. He has been Professor of Regional Planning at the National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, and Senior Professor and Principal Adviser at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh. He has also been President, National Association of Geographers, India, New Delhi; Institute of Indian Geographers, Pune; and Indian National Cartographic Association, Hyderabad. He was conferred the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the University of Pécs, Hungary.

Nina Singh is Professor of Geography, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India. She has more than three decades of teaching and research experience at the university level. She specialises in research methodology in geography. Among her several publications is the widely read and acclaimed book Administration and Development in Indian States (1998).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies