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.

More on Methods: Approaching Complex Social Worlds

More on Methods: Approaching Complex Social Worlds

Chapter Map

  • Introducing something different
  • Participatory and action-orientated geographies
  • Experimental and creative geographies
  • Sensory and mobile methods
  • Researching online

Introducing something different

It is early autumn 2011. Inspired by the latest uprisings in the Middle East, and driven by the recent rounds of austerity cuts and a growing inequality gap between the richest and poorest, a collective forms at Wall Street – the financial capital of New York. Soon this gathering settles at Zuccotti Park. The ‘Occupy’ movement is born. This was no ordinary protest – assembling, marching, chanting, disbanding – a fleeting, disruptive, provocative subversion to everyday life in the city. Occupy stayed true to its title. From its very beginnings it was a highly spatial phenomenon, ...

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