Pre-requisite for GEOG2035
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Become experienced in discussing these approaches, data sources, methods, strengths, weaknesses, and concerns in talk with fellow students and in writing for assessment
- Become familiar with the range of available approaches to human geography, including their relevant strengths and weaknesses.
- Become familiar with the range of data sources and methods available to human geographers, including their relative strengths and weaknesses, and some related research-design concerns
Part 1: Conceptual themes in human geography
- Introduction: key conceptual tensions in Human Geography
- Local / Global: understanding scale and networks
- Society / Space: understanding how social identities can produce material and symbolic space
- Masculinity / Femininity: understanding gendered spaces
- Modern / Postmodern: understanding spatial order and disorder
Part 2: Research methods in human geography
- Ontology, epistemology, normativity... or, what questions do we ask and how do we answer them?
- Secondary data sources: statistics and archives
- Surveys and questionnaires
- Interviews and focus groups
- Ethnography and participatory methods
- Creative methods
- Visual analysis
- Discourse analysis
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
lectures, in-class exercises, seminars
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Flowerdew and Martin. Methods in Human Geography.
Aitkin and Valentine. Approaches to Human Geography.
Hay. Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography.
Cloke et al. Approaching Human Geography.
Livingstone. The Geographical Tradition.
Kitchin and Tate. Conducting Research in Human Geography.
Peet. Modern Geographical Thought.
Daniels et al. An Introduction to Human Geography.
Cloke et al. Introducing Human Geography.
Cloke et al. Practising Human Geography.
Clifford et al. Key Methods in Human Geography.
Kitchin and Thrift. The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.
Johnston and Sidaway. Geography and Geographers.
Cook and Crang. Doing Ethnographies.
Davies et al. Researching Human Geography.
Gregory et al. The Dictionary of Human Geography.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External