From the Back Cover
Reading this book is your first step to becoming a competent human geography researcher. Whether you are a novice needing practical help for your first piece of research or a professional in search of an accessible guide to best practice Conducting Research in Human Geography is a unique and indispensible book to have to hand.
It is designed to guide the reader through the complete reaserch process, whether it bea one day field study or a large dissertation project, from the nurturing of ideas and development of a proposal, to the design of an enquiry, the generation and analysis of data, to the drawing of conclusions from the results, and the presentation of the findings. The book provides a broad overview of the theoretical underpinnings and explores some of the main research methodologies currently being used in contemporary human geography.
- covers both quantitative and qualitative research methods
- makes use of some of teh most up-to-date and widely used statistical computer packages as examples
- provides step-by-step procedures for each method followed by case studies, using real world data from all areas of human geography
- includes end of chapter exercises, answers for quantitative chapters and discussion topics for qualitative chapters
Robert M. Kitchin lectures in the Department of Geography, National University Ireland, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland. Nick Tate lectures in the Department of Geography, University of Leicester.
About the Author
Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. His research interests include open and big data, data infrastructures, mapping and spatial media, software and everyday life, and smart cities. He is principal investigator of the Programmable City project, the Dublin Dashboard, the All-Island Research Observatory, and the Digital Repository of Ireland.He has published widely across the social sciences, including 23 books and over 150 articles and book chapters, including "The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures and Their Consequences" (SAGE, 2014). He is editor of the international journal, "Dialogues in Human Geography", and has been an editor of "Progress in Human Geography" and "Social and Cultural Geography". He was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, "International Encyclopedia of Human Geography". In 2013 he was awarded the Royal Irish Academy s Gold Medal for the Social Sciences and in 2011 theAssociation of American Geographers Meridian Book Award for the outstanding book in the discipline.
Nick Tate is the New York Times bestselling author of the ObamaCare Survival Guide and an award-winning journalist and editor who has written extensively about health and consumer affairs issues. is work has also appeared in the Miami Herald, Boston Herald, and other publications.