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Research Methods in Geography A Critical Introduction

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781405107112

ISBN10:
1405107111
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/10/2010
Publisher(s):
Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

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

Author Biography

Basil Gomez is Professor of Geography and Geology at Indiana State University and an Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Geography Compass.
John Paul Jones III is Professor of Geography and Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He is Editor of the Wiley-Blackwell series Critical Introductions to Geography

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. viii
List of Tablesp. xi
List of Boxesp. xiii
List of Exercisesp. xv
Notes on Contributorsp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xx
Introductionp. 1
Theory and Methodologyp. 7
Theorizing Our Worldp. 9
Observing Our Worldp. 26
Measurement and Interpretationp. 41
Operational Decisionsp. 60
Sampling Our Worldp. 77
Collecting Datap. 91
Physical Landscapesp. 93
Climatesp. 116
Vegetationp. 137
Remote Sensingp. 155
Secondary Datap. 173
Social Surveys, Interviews, and Focus Groupsp. 194
Ethnography and Participant Observationp. 206
Cultural Landscapesp. 222
Human-Environment Field Studyp. 241
Representing and Analyzingp. 257
Maps and Diagramsp. 259
Descriptive Statisticsp. 279
Explanatory Statisticsp. 297
Mathematical Analysisp. 315
Regional Analysisp. 335
Modelingp. 354
Geographic Information Systemsp. 376
Analyzing Meaningp. 392
Obligationsp. 409
The Politics and Ethics of Researchp. 411
Writing It Upp. 424
Glossaryp. 437
Indexp. 451
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