- 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 2: Starting Out: Identifying Your Approach
Starting Out: Identifying Your Approach
- The connections between thought and practice
- Finding your approach to geography
- Theoretical approaches for geographers
- The geography in your dissertation
- Philosophical ruminations: Moving forwards
The connections between thought and practice
As a student of human geography you are likely beginning to realise that the discipline, as well as having a ‘real-world’ relevance (with application to society, culture, politics and the environment), also has varying philosophical and theoretical underpinnings that shape our approaches to examining such areas of study. You may have attended lectures as part of your degree that seem more appropriate to the study of philosophy rather than geography. So what is the connection between geography and the wide array of concepts and theories that we are taught as ...