|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||3,000 word project essay addressing research techniques in human geography||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of failed project||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Outline the dominant conceptual frameworks in human geography and identify the relevant types of qualitative techniques that are associated with these.
Appreciate the advantages and limitations of a range of qualitative techniques in particular research settings.
Reflect upon the pragmatics of applying one particular technique in a research setting.
This module is designed to develop the practical skills of students and equip them to undertake their own independent research project at the end of their second year. The module introduces students to research techniques in human geography, and is assessed via a project essay.
Research skills in Human Geography (5 classes over semester one). Contents to include: Research Frameworks; Historical and Archival Sources; Interviewing and Focus Groups; Transcribing Texts; Analyzing Texts.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Demonstrated via written and graphic modes of presentation.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Independent reading.|
|Information Technology||Competency in using the internet for sources of information, and word processing.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Many of the skills developed are transferable to non-academic contexts and students are made aware of this wider applicability.|
|Problem solving||Demonstrated via choosing of relevant conceptual frameworks and associated techniques for particular research context.|
|Research skills||Reading, thinking and writing skills demonstrated.|
|Subject Specific Skills||The acquisition, analysis and presentation of geographic data.|
|Team work||Team work and discussion will be involved in some lectures.|
Reading ListEssential Reading
Clifford, N. J. and Valentine, G. (2010) Key Methods in Geography Sage: London Primo search Clifford, N.J. et al. (2009) Key concepts in Geography Sage: London Primo search Cloke, P. et al. (2004) Practising Human Geography. Sage: London Primo search Rogers, A. and Viles, H. (2003) The Student's Companion to Geography. Blackwell, Oxford Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5