Practising Human Geography

Practising Human Geography

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Practising Human Geography is critical introduction to disciplinary debates about the practice 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 qfictionalq 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 teConstructing geographical be important factors in the co-construction of knowledges in research encounters, it is also important to realize the limits to knowing subjectivity. ... is a crucial and tricky epistemolog- lcal question, given that all such representations will be in some senses fictional in that they go ... Every respondent answers the same questions, asked in the same way and in the same sequencea#39;.

Title:Practising Human Geography
Author:Paul Cloke
Publisher:SAGE - 2004-05-25


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