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Key Methods in Geography

Fourth Edition
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744 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Key Methods in Geography is the perfect introductory companion, providing an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods for human and physical geography. The fourth edition of this essential and accessible primer covers the breadth of the discipline and offer critical and contextual perspectives on research methods. New coverage takes account of newer technologies and practice, and 9 new chapters bring greater diversity of positionality and perspective to the volume, including decolonial methods, predicting, visualizing and modelling climate and environmental change, and writing up research. Case study examples, summaries and exercises have been included in each chapter to enable learning.

This is vital reading for any student undertaking a Geography Methods module as well as a valuable resource for any student embarking on independent research as part of their degree.

 
Starting Points And Perspectives
 
Getting Started In Geographical Research: How This Book Can Help
 
Health, Safety And Risk In The Field
 
On Being Ethical In Geographical Research
 
Identifying And Reviewing The Key Literature For Your Assignment
 
Effective Research Communication
 
Fundamentals Of Mapping And GIS
 
Decolonial Methods
 
Exploring Human And More-Than-Human Geographies
 
Historical And Archival Research
 
Conducting Questionnaire Surveys
 
Semi-Structured Interviews And Focus Groups
 
Respondent Diaries
 
Participant Observation
 
Researching Affect And Emotion
 
More-Than-Human Research Methodologies
 
Textual Analysis
 
Interpreting The Visual
 
Using Digital Social Data In Geographic Research
 
GeoHumanities And Creative Research Methods
 
Critical GIS
 
Quantitative Modelling In Human Geography
 
Exploring The Physical Environment
 
Making Observations And Measurements In The Field
 
Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) For Predicting, Visualizing, And Modelling Environmental Change
 
Getting Information From The Past: Palaeoecological Studies Of Terrestrial Ecosystems
 
Numerical Modelling: Understanding Explanation and Prediction in Physical Geography
 
Simulation And Reduced Complexity Models
 
Remote Sensing And Satellite Earth Observation
 
Digital Terrain Analysis
 
Environmental GIS
 
Models And Data In Biogeography And Landscape Ecology
 
Environment And Sustainability: Environmental Auditing, Impact Assessment And Valuation Revised
 
Geographical Analysis: Interpreting, Visualising, And Representing Geographical Data
 
Making Use Of Secondary Data
 
Using Statistics To Describe And Explore Spatial Data
 
Exploring And Presenting Quantitative Data
 
Case Study Methodology
 
Making Sense Of Qualitative Data: Coding, Organizing, And Analyzing
 
Video, Audio And Technology-Based Applications
 
Writing: An Embodied Spatial Practice of Scholarly Sharing
 
Perspectives On Research In Practice
 
Encountering The Digital In Human Geography Research
 
Doing Engaged Scholarship: Why Methods Matter

Nicholas Clifford

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

Meghan Cope

Dr. Meghan Cope is an urban social geographer. She is mainly interested in the ways that social, economic, political, and environmental processes influence cities and communities, as well as the ways that people's everyday lives create meaningful spaces and places within, or even against, the larger-scale processes operating on them. Her focus has always been on social/spatial processes of marginalization and disempowerment, for example, through gender, race/ethnicity, class, youth, etc. She is especially motivated by issues such as employment, households and neighborhoods, welfare, public space, poverty, discrimination, and identity. She... More About Author

Thomas W. Gillespie

Thomas Gillespie teaches geography at UCLA.  More About Author