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.

Dealing With Data: Approaching Analysis

Dealing With Data: Approaching Analysis

Chapter Map

  • Bridging data and knowledge
  • What is analysis?
  • Approaches to analysis
  • Analysing different data

Bridging data and knowledge

This chapter starts with the image and idea of a bridge. A bridge, such as the Humber Crossing (Figure 10.1), is an architectural structure that functions to link two places (in this case Yorkshire to the north and Lincolnshire to the south). These areas would otherwise be separated by the estuary where the rivers Ouse and Trent meet. Bridges are a physical means of connecting and bringing together two areas that would otherwise remain geographically apart. Consider other bridges: the Severn Crossing that connects England and Wales, or the Forth Bridge, which unites the city of Edinburgh more directly with Dunfermline. In ...

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