Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography

ISBN-10: 1412902878

ISBN-13: 9781412902878

Edition: 2006

Authors: Paul Sutton, Daniel R. Montello

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This text provides a broad and integrative introduction to the conduct and interpretation of scientific research in geography. It covers both conceptual and technical aspects, and is applicable to all topical areas in geographic research, including human and physical geography, and geographic information science. The text discusses all parts of the research process, including scientific philosophy; basic research concepts; generating research ideas; communicating research and using library resources; sampling and research design; quantitative and qualitative data collection; data analysis, display, and interpretation; reliability and validity; using geographic information techniques in research; and ethical conduct in research. The text is intended for English-language undergraduate and graduate courses on research methods in geography and related disciplines, such as environmental studies. In addition, it will be valuable as a reference work or primer for students, faculty, and other professionals who want a concise and integrated introduction to research methods in geography.The text applies the research philosophy and methods of the social and natural sciences to topics in geography. At the same time, it recognizes and respects the heterogeneity and pluralism of geography, and avoids simplistic conceptions of scientific geography as narrowly ???positivistic, ??? ???objective, ??? or ???quantitative.??? In this way, the text attempts to promote rigor and progressiveness in geography, helping to build bridges among the various subfields of geography and the other social and natural sciences, while avoiding some of the limiting meta-theoretical conflicts that have characterizedgeography in recent decades.
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List price: $79.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

A Scientific Approach to Geography
Fundamental Research Concepts
Data Collection in Geography
Physical Measurements
Behavioural Observations and Archives
Explicit Reports
Surveys, Interviews, and Tests
Experimental and Nonexperimental Research Designs
Statistical Data Analysis
Data Display
Tables, Graphs, Maps, Visualizations
Reliability and Validity
Geographic Information Techniques in Research
Scientific Communication in Geography
Ethics in Scientific Research
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