Module Identifier GG27310  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Luke Desforges  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite GG10110 , DA10210 , GG10210 , GG10710  
Mutually Exclusive GG21710  
Course delivery Lecture   10 lectures  
  Practicals / Field Days   20 Hours 10 x 2 hours  
Assessment Continuous assessment   The module incorporates four sections, outlined below. Students will be required to submit assignments on the following topics by the dates indicated by module coordinators: Questionnaires and Interviews; Textual Sources; Quantitative Techniques; Aberaeron Project. The four assignments carry equal weighting: each is worth 25% of the total mark.    
  Resit assessment   Resubmit missing assignments or assignments 40% as specified by Module Co-ordinator by 1st day of August Supplementary Examination period.    

Module outline
(Lecture and Practical Themes)

Questionnaires and Interviews

Participant Observation and Textual Sources

Quantitative Techniques


Module Aims
This module aims to provide students with an awareness of qualitative and quantitative techniques available to geographers, and with basic skills suitable for dissertation work.

Module objectives / Learning outcomes
This module will provide students with basic skills in collecting quantitative and qualitative data, in testing and interrogating such data using statistical and other interpretative techniques. It will provide a foundation of methods and techniques that students will draw upon in research, including dissertation work.

Reading Lists
Ebdon, D.. (1985) Statistics in Geography. Blackwell
Eyles, J., Smith, D.M.. (1982) Qualitative Methods in Human Geography.
Supplemental reading lists to follow..