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Key Methods in Geography / Edition 2

Key Methods in Geography / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9781412935098
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/18/2010
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 568
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Nick Clifford is Professor and Head of Department at King’s College London.

Shaun French is Associate Professor in Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham.

Professor Valentine has held prestigious international visiting fellowships at the Universities of Sydney, Australia and Otago, New Zealand and has visited and given keynote addresses at a range of prestigious international conferences. She was co-founder and co-editor of the international journal Social and Cultural Geography, and co-edited Gender, Place and Culture. She has undertaken international research in Europe, Africa and the USA and is committed to developing the University of Sheffield's international strategy within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

List of Figures xvi

List of Tables xix

Acknowledgements xxi

Getting Started in Geographical Research 1

1 Getting Started in Geographical Research: how this book can help Nick Clifford Shaun French Gill Valentine 3

2 How to Conduct a Literature Search Mick Healey Ruth L. Healey 16

3 Ethical Practice in Geographical Research Iain Hay 35

4 Health and Safety in the Field Joanna Bullard 49

Generating and Working With Data in Human Geography 59

5 Making Use of Secondary Data Paul White 61

6 Conducting Questionnaire Surveys Sara L. McLafferty 77

7 Finding Historical Sources Miles Ogborn 89

8 Semi-structured Interviews and Focus Groups Robyn Longhurst 103

9 Participant Observation Eric Laurier 116

10 Geography and the Interpretation of Visual Imagery Rob Bartram 131

11 Participatory Research Methods Myrna M. Breitbart 141

12 Working in Different Cultures Fiona M. Smith 157

13 Internet Mediated Research Clare Madge 173

14 Diaries as a Research Method Alan Latham 189

Generating and Working with Data in Physical Geography 203

15 Getting Information about the Past: Palaeo and Historical Data Sources of Climate Catherine Souch 205

16 Making Observations and Measurements in the Field Alice Turkington 220

17 Sampling in Geography Stephen Rice 230

18 Analysing a Natural System Ellen Wohl 253

19 Numerical Modelling in Physical Geography: Understanding Explanation and Prediction in Physical Geography Stuart N. Lane 274

20 Using Remotely Sensed Imagery Paul Aplin 299

Representing and Interpreting Geographical Data 315

21 Data Handling and Representation Richard Field 317

22 Mapping and Graphicacy Chris Perkins 350

23 Using Statistics to Describe and Explore Data Danny Dorling 374

24 An Introduction to Geostatistics Adrian Chappell 386

25 Using Geographical Information Systems Michael Batty 408

26 Statistical Analysis Using PASW (formerly SPSS) John H. McKendrick 423

27 Coding Transcripts and Diaries Meghan Cope 440

28 Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Bettina van Hoven 453

29 Analysing Historical and Archival Sources lain S. Black 466

30 Analysing Cultural Texts Marcus A. Doel 485

31 Writing Essays, Reports and Dissertations Michael Bradford 497

32 Understanding Assessment Robin A. Kearns 513

Glossary 528

Index 537

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