Research Methods in Geography


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

List of Tables xi

List of Boxes xiii

List of Exercises xv

Notes on Contributors xvii

Acknowledgments xx

1 Introduction 1
John Paul Jones III and Basil Gomez

Part I Theory and Methodology 7

2 Theorizing Our World 9
Ian Graham Ronald Shaw, Deborah P. Dixon, and John Paul Jones iii

3 Observing Our World 26
Bruce L. Rhoads and David Wilson

4 Measurement and Interpretation 41
Sent Visser and John Paul Jones iii

5 Operational Decisions 60
Andrew Herod and Kathleen C. Parker

6 Sampling Our World 77
Ryan R. Jensen and J. Matthew Shumway

Part II Collecting Data 91

7 Physical Landscapes 93
Michael J. Crozier, Ulrike Hardenbicker, and Basil Gomez

8 Climates 116
Julie A. Winkler

9 Vegetation 137
Thomas W. Gillespie and Glen M. MacDonald

10 Remote Sensing 155
Douglas A. Stow

11 Secondary Data 173
Kevin St Martin and Marianna Pavlovskaya

12 Social Surveys, Interviews, and Focus Groups 194
Anna J. Secor

13 Ethnography and Participant Observation 206
Debbie Allsop, Hannah Allen, Helen Clare, Ian Cook, Hayley Raxter, Christina Upton, and Alice Williams

14 Cultural Landscapes 222
Richard H. Schein

15 Human-Environment Field Study 241
Paul F. Robbins

Part III Representing and Analyzing 257

16 Maps and Diagrams 259
Stephen P. Hanna

17 Descriptive Statistics 279
Sent Visser and John Paul Jones iii

18 Explanatory Statistics 297
Sent Visser and John Paul Jones iii

19 Mathematical Analysis 315
Sandra Lach Arlinghaus

20 Regional Analysis 335
Gordon F. Mulligan

21 Modeling 354
Yvonne Martin and Stefania Bertazzon

22 Geographic Information Systems 376
Michael F. Goodchild

23 Analyzing Meaning 392
Deborah P. Dixon

Part IV Obligations 409

24 The Politics and Ethics of Research 411
David M. Smith

25 Writing It Up 424
Dydia DeLyser

Glossary 437

Index 451

About the Author

Basil Gomez is an Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Geography Compass. He has published widely across a numberof journals. John Paul Jones III is Professor of Geography andDirector of the School of Geography and Development at theUniversity of Arizona in Tucson. He was the co-founder andco-director of the Committee on Social Theory at the University ofKentucky, where he taught from 1986 to 2003. He is co-editor of thejournal Dialogues in Human Geography.


"On the other hand, as a desk reference for graduate students or even many faculty, such inconsistencies are less important - and in that capacity, Research Methods in Geography is a good and accessible resource for current practice in the discipline." (International Planning Studies, 2011)

Ask a Question About this Product More...
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Research Methods in Geography: A Critical Introduction (Critical Introductions to Geography) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.

Back to top