Practising Human Geography (Hardcover)

By Paul J. Cloke, Ian Cook Et Al, Philip Crang

Sage Publications Ltd, 9780761973256, 440pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2004

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Paperback (5/25/2004)

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Description

Practising Human Geography is critical introduction to disciplinary debates about the practise of human geography, that is informed by an inquiry into how geographers actually do research. In examining those methods and practices that are integral to doing geography, the text presents a theoretically-informed reflection on the construction and interpretation of geographical data - including factual and fictional sources; the use of core research methodologies; and the interpretative role of the researcher.

Framed by an historical overview how ideas of practising human geography have changed, the following three sections offer an comprehensive and integrated overview of research methodologies. Illustrated throughout, the text is punctuated by bibliographically-referenced text boxes offering definitions of key terms. Practising Human Geography will introduce geographers - from undergraduate to faculty - to the core issues that inform research design and practise.