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This comprehensive textbook offers a conceptual and practical introduction to research methodology, data collection, and techniques used in both human and physical geography.
Explores a full range of contemporary geographic techniques, including statistics, mathematical analysis, GIS, and remote sensing
Unique in both content and organization, it brings together a team of internationally recognized specialists to create a balanced approach between physical geography, human geography, and research techniques
Includes a series of foundational chapters offering multiple perspectives on the central questions in research methods
Examines the conceptual frameworks and practical issues behind data acquisition and analysis, and how to interpret results
Includes explanations of key terminology and exercises throughout
About the Author
Basil Gomez is an Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Geography Compass. He has published widely across a number of journals.
John Paul Jones III is Professor of Geography and Director of the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He was the co-founder and co-director of the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky, where he taught from 1986 to 2003. He is co-editor of the journal Dialogues in Human Geography.