How to Do Your Dissertation in Geography and Related Disciplines

ISBN-10: 0415341558
ISBN-13: 9780415341554
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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List price: $63.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

This revised and updated edition ofHow To Do Your Dissertation In Geography and Related Disciplinescontinues to provide a detailed guide to the planning and procedures that students need to consider when preparing their dissertations in geography, environmental science and geology. Taking into account new sources, improved technology in production of the dissertation, and changes in teaching style, this text goes through each of the stages, from deciding what topic to work on, through designing the research and collecting the data, to handing in the final bound volume. With an extended consideration of different types of data (qualitative, quantitative and spatial) and a wider consideration of different approaches to problem solving the text suggests practical ways of tackling the tasks involved and locates common pitfalls associated with each.

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Acknowledgements
Preface to the second edition
Introduction
What is a (good) dissertation and why do I have to do one?
When should I start and how long will it take?
What shall I do it on?
How do I start?: research design
What kind of data do I need and how do I get them?
What can I do with my data when I've got them?
What amount of data do I need?
Should I model?
Help! It's all gone horribly wrong. What can I do?
How should I write up my dissertation?
How will it be marked?
A final word
References

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