9780857025876

Fieldwork for Human Geography

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  • ISBN13:

    9780857025876

  • ISBN10:

    0857025872

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-02
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Summary

This book encourages students to critically engage with the reasons for doing fieldwork and what they can get out, explains methods and contexts, and links the fieldwork with wider academic topics. It looks beyond the contents of research projects and field visits to address the wider experience of fieldwork: working in groups; understanding your ethical position; and opening your eyes, ears and minds to the wider possibilities of your trip. Throughout the book, the authors present first person descriptions of field experiences and predicaments, written by fieldtrip leaders and students from around the world including the U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Singapore, and South Africa.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fieldwork for Human Geographers
Approaching The Field
Getting the Most out of Fieldwork
Justifying the Cost: Your Degree and Your Job Prospects
Before You Go: Research Design and Preparation
Ethics: Positioning Yourself and Encountering Others
Working in Groups and Travelling Together
Methods and Contexts
Reading the Landscape: Describing and Interpreting Field Sites
Interviewing for Fieldwork
Participant Observation and Participatory Geographies
How to Be an Explorer: Rediscovering Your Curiosity
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