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.

The Last Hurdle: Final Considerations

The Last Hurdle: Final Considerations

Chapter Map

  • Getting started with finishing
  • Inserting the bookends
  • Proofing, polishing, printing
  • Marking and results
  • Being a geographer

Getting started with finishing

For Tim Ingold, life is lived along a line (2007). In his extensive writings concerning space, place and time he has contemplated, again and again, the ways in which we experience the world (see also Ingold 2011a; 2011b). It is by journeying along paths, or lines, he argues, that things happen. Your human geography dissertation can be thought of as a line, or a path that you have followed as well as constructed. Indeed (as you can probably confirm), the dissertation is a journey. Along the way you will have invariably travelled to different places both physically (the library, your ...

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