Key Methods in Geography

Key Methods in Geography

by ProfessorGillValentine (Editor), ProfessorNicholasClifford (Editor)


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 primer, 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.

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. Aligned with the Geography Benchmark Statement Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all UK geography undergraduates should be conversant.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 592
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Published: 18 Apr 2003

ISBN 10: 076197492X
ISBN 13: 9780761974925

Author Bio
Nick Clifford is Professor and Head of Department at King's College London. Professor Valentine has held prestigious international visiting fellowships at the Universities of Sydney, Australia and Otago, New Zealand and has visited and given keynote addresses at a range of prestigious international conferences. She was co-founder and co-editor of the international journal Social and Cultural Geography, and co-edited Gender, Place and Culture. She has undertaken international research in Europe, Africa and the USA and is committed to developing the University of Sheffield's international strategy within the Faculty of Social Sciences.