×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Research Methods in Geography: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1
     

Research Methods in Geography: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

by Basil Gomez, John Paul Jones III
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 1405107111

ISBN-13: 9781405107112

Pub. Date: 05/17/2010

Publisher: Wiley

This comprehensive textbook offers a conceptual and practical introduction to research methodology, data collection, and techniques used in both human and physical geography.

  • Explores a full range of contemporary geographic techniques, including statistics, mathematical analysis, GIS, and remote sensing
  • Unique in both content and organization, it

Overview

This comprehensive textbook offers a conceptual and practical introduction to research methodology, data collection, and techniques used in both human and physical geography.

  • Explores a full range of contemporary geographic techniques, including statistics, mathematical analysis, GIS, and remote sensing
  • Unique in both content and organization, it brings together a team of internationally recognized specialists to create a balanced approach between physical geography, human geography, and research techniques
  • Includes a series of foundational chapters offering multiple perspectives on the central questions in research methods
  • Examines the conceptual frameworks and practical issues behind data acquisition and analysis, and how to interpret results
  • Includes explanations of key terminology and exercises throughout

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405107112
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/17/2010
Series:
Critical Introductions to Geography Series , #7
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,231,041
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

List of Tables xi

List of Boxes xiii

List of Exercises xv

Notes on Contributors xvii

Acknowledgments xx

1 Introduction John Paul Jones III Basil Gomez 1

Part I Theory and Methodology 7

2 Theorizing Our World Ian Graham Ronald Shaw Deborah P. Dixon John Paul Jones III 9

3 Observing Our World Bruce L. Rhoads David Wilson 26

4 Measurement and Interpretation Sent Visser John Paul Jones III 41

5 Operational Decisions Andrew Herod Kathleen C. Parker 60

6 Sampling Our World Ryan R. Jensen J. Matthew Shumway 77

Part II Collecting Data 91

7 Physical Landscapes Michael J. Crozier Ulrike Hardenbicker Basil Gomez 93

8 Climates Julie A. Winkler 116

9 Vegetation Thomas W. Gillespie Glen M. MacDonald 137

10 Remote Sensing Douglas A. Stow 155

11 Secondary Data Kevin St Martin Marianna Pavlovskaya 173

12 Social Surveys, Interviews, and Focus Groups Anna J. Secor 194

13 Ethnography and Participant Observation Debbie Allsop Hannah Allen Helen Clare Ian Cook Hayley Raxter Christina Upton Alice Williams 206

14 Cultural Landscapes Richard H. Schein 222

15 Human-Environment Field Study Paul F. Robbins 241

Part III Representing and Analyzing 257

16 Maps and Diagrams Stephen P. Hanna 259

17 Descriptive Statistics Sent Visser John Paul Jones III 279

18 Explanatory Statistics Sent Visser John Paul Jones III 297

19 Mathematical Analysis Sandra Lach Arlinghaus 315

20 Regional Analysis Gordon F. Mulligan 335

21 Modeling Yvonne Martin Stefania Bertazzon 354

22 Geographic Information Systems Michael F. Goodchild 376

23 Analyzing Meaning Deborah P. Dixon 392

Part IV Obligations 409

24 The Politics and Ethics of Research David M. Smith 411

25 Writing It Up Dydia DeLyser 424

Glossary 437

Index 451

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews