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.