Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science: Second Edition / Edition 2

Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science: Second Edition / Edition 2

by Jay D. Gatrell, Gregory D. Bierly, Ryan R. Jensen
     
 

ISBN-10: 940072280X

ISBN-13: 9789400722804

Pub. Date: 11/24/2011

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The complex interactions between human and physical systems confronting social scientists and policymakers pose unique conceptual, methodological, and practical complications when ‘doing research’. Graduate students in a broad range of related fields need to learn how to tackle the discipline-specific issues of space, place, and scale as they propose and…  See more details below

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The complex interactions between human and physical systems confronting social scientists and policymakers pose unique conceptual, methodological, and practical complications when ‘doing research’. Graduate students in a broad range of related fields need to learn how to tackle the discipline-specific issues of space, place, and scale as they propose and perform research in the spatial sciences. This practical textbook and overview blends plenty of concrete examples of spatial research and case studies to familiarize readers with the research process as it demystifies and exemplifies how to really do it. The appendix contains both completed and in-progress proposals for MA and PhD theses and dissertations. Emphasizing research as a learning and experiential process while providing students with the encouragement and skills needed for success in proposal writing, "Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science" can serve as a textbook for graduate-level research-design courses, as well as for undergraduate-level project-based spatial science courses.

Keywords: proposal writing, grant writing, research, geography, spatial science

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789400722804
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/24/2011
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2012
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1. Spatial Science and Its Traditions
2. Literature Reviews
3. Research Questions
4. Data and Methods in Spatial Science
5. Graduate Degree Proposals
6. Grants and Grant Writing
7. Disseminating Research
8. Reflections on Proposal Writing in Spatial Science
9. Model Proposals
10. Thesis I: Human Systems
11. Thesis II: Human Systems-Mixed Methods
12. Dissertation I: Human-Environment Interactions
13. Dissertation II: Geo-Techniques
14. Dissertation III: Physical Systems
15. Extramural Grant I: Collaborative Research and Outreach
16. Extramural Grant II: Instrumentation
17. Extramural III: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
18. Intramural Grants Index

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