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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.

Making Research Happen: The Methods Glossary
Making Research Happen: The Methods Glossary
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  • Mapping out methods
  • Research with texts and archives
  • Research with people and places
  • Research with numbers and maps
Mapping out methods

With the publication of the book Military Geographies, Rachel Woodward argued for the discipline to take the spatial experiences of military personnel, the formation and reformation of militarised landscapes, and the gendered geographies of military practice in training and in the theatre of war seriously (2004). Geography, Woodward argued, has been intimately and intrinsically shaped by military activities – including periods of short-term and sustained conflict, as well as a range of ‘non-conflict’ actions (for example, drills, manoeuvres and exercises). Moreover, military life is spatialised in countless ways. Military operations use space strategically for combat and ...

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