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.

Selecting Your Methods: How To Make The Right Choices

Selecting Your Methods: How To Make The Right Choices

Chapter Map

  • Introducing method selection
  • Choosing justified and appropriate methods
  • Triangulating your methods
  • Mixing your methods
  • Locating your methods

Introducing method selection

Commuting. It is probably something we have all done at some point in our lives. When we think of commuting we probably visualise news stories of Londoners negotiating their way to work amidst a tube strike, or residents of big city suburbs crammed on buses or weaving their way through traffic on bikes. In recent years, the geographer David Bissell has conducted cutting-edge research about commuting culture as part of the ‘mobilities turn’ in the social sciences (see Bissell, 2014; 2016). Bissell identified a yawning gap in the literature concerning this particular ...

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