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This is a completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling, standard
Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the
principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and
presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible overview,
which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all
issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is
that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical
geography; especially relevant now that environment is so critical to our
understanding of geography.
Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data
Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analysing
and Representing Geographical Data - each chapter comprises:
• a short definition
• a summary of the principal arguments
• a substantive 5,000-word discussion
• use of real-life examples
• annotated notes for further reading
The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses.
Written in an accessible way - by established figures in the discipline - the
text provides thorough explanations of key methods and their applications,
illustrated with everyday examples. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key
analytical and observational strategies with which all UK geography
undergraduates must understand to complete their degree.