- Subject index
An undergraduate dissertation is your opportunity to engage with geographical research, first-hand. But completing a student project can be a stressful and complex process. Your Human Geography Dissertation breaks the task down into three helpful stages: • Designing: Deciding on your approach, your topic and your research question, and ensuring your project is feasible • Doing: Situating your research and selecting the best methods for your dissertation project • Delivering: Dealing with data and writing up your findings With information and task boxes, soundbites offering student insight and guidance, and links to online materials, this book offers a complete and accessible overview of the key skills needed to prepare, research, and write a successful human geography dissertation.
Chapter 1: Your Human Geography Dissertation: An Introduction
Your Human Geography Dissertation: An Introduction
- Becoming a geographer
- What is a dissertation?
- Why do a human geography dissertation?
- Starting out: Top tips
- How to use this book
Becoming a geographer
If you are opening the pages of this book, it probably means you are at one stage or another of completing a degree in the subject of Geography. By now, through various modules and courses, you will certainly know what geography is, and what geographers do. The word ‘geography’ is a complex one that has taken on diverse meanings at different times (and for geographers with differing interests). However, it translates most readily to mean ‘earth-writing’ (Barnes and Duncan, 1992). The job of a geographer, very crudely then, is to write about the ...