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An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography by Daniel R. Montello, Paul Sutton
  

An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography

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An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography by Daniel R. Montello, Paul Sutton

An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods explains the key elements of scientific philosophy and basic research concepts. It discusses all parts of the research process, including: - generating research ideas - communicating research and using library resources - sampling and research design; reliability and validity - quantitative and qualitative data collection; data analysis, display, and interpretation - the use of geographic information techniques Conceptual points are illustrated throughout with examples and demonstrated with specific exercises. The text applies the research philosophy and methods of the social and behavioral sciences to topics in human geography. The text is intended for undergraduate and graduate geography courses on research methods; 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 human geography.

Reviews

Dan Montello and Paul Sutton's well-written book on how to pursue geographic inquiry using the scientific method and related research techniques should become required reading for many present and future geographers. Even researchers who do not traditionally employ the scientific method, or do not necessarily adhere to all of its principles, will find this book a useful addition to their collection. It covers not only topics germane to the breadth of human geography but offers material that all geographers, human and physical alike, will find relevant. My expectation is that while this book will primarily be used for undergraduate courses in research and quantitative methods, graduate students in geography will also find it a useful resource. -- Scott Bell I would recommend this book for use as a reference or a text in any undergraduate-or graduate-level course that covers geographic research methods. The final, and perhaps key, strength of this book is that it is written for the entire research community. -- Arthur N. Samuel For a comprehensive college-level study of geographic research methods, choose An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography, which covers the entire research process and describes basic concepts, from generating ideas to using library resources and using ethical judgement in conducting, compiling and presenting research. Plenty of illustration of different geographic research techniques include boxed summaries and spatial examples, which self-tests, assessments, and exercises make for a perfect beginner's coursebook. -- CALIFORNIA BOOKWATCH * CALIFORNIA BOOKWATCH *


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Book Info

Publication date

13th March 2006

Author

Daniel R. Montello, Paul Sutton

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
320 pages

Categories

Human geography
Social research & statistics

ISBN

9781412902861

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