|| GG27310 |
|| PRACTISING HUMAN GEOGRAPHY |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Luke C Desforges |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Professor Martin R Jones, Dr Mark J Whitehead, Dr Sarah G Cant |
|| GG10210 , GG10720 , GG10110 , DA10210 |
|| GG21710 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 16 Hours 8 x 2 hrs |
|| Other || 2 Hours Workshop. 2 x 1 hr |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Continuous Assessment: Students will be required to submit two out of four assignments on the following topics by the dates indicated by module coordinators: Historical documents, Contemporary Texts, Interviewing, Participant Observation. These two assignments carry equal weighting: each is worth 50% of the total mark.|| |
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resubmit missing assignments or assignments <40% as specified by Module Co-ordinator by 1st day of August Supplementary Examination period.|| |
The key questions addressed by the module are:
Choosing a methodology appropriate to the research questions you are posing.
The practicalities of using specific methodologies.
Analysing and communicating geographical material.
By the end of the module students wll be familiar with the differences between qualitative techniques in human geography at an epistemological, analytical and practical level.
This module provides students with a theoretical and practical knowledge of the methodological techniques which are used to produce knowledge in human geography. It provides skills which will be used by students in the field, and in particular for their dissertation project.
Introduction: Practising Human Geography.
Using the archive in historical geography.
Analysing historical documents.
Analysing Contemporary Documents.
Market Research Questionnaires.
Interviewing and Focus Groups.
Analysing Ethnographic Material.
Workshop 1: Historical Sources.
Workshop 2: Textual Sources.
Workshop 3: Interviewing.
Workshop 4: Participant Observation.
** Recommended Text
Flowerdew, R. and Martin, D (1997) Methods in Human Geography: a guide for students doing a research project
Kitchin, R. and Tate, N (2000) Conducting Research in Human Geography: Theory, Methodology and Practice
This module is at CQFW Level 5