Explorers visit and observe different places in order to further understand the physical and cultural phenomena they encounter. This module will introduce you to methods enabling you to explore physical and human environments, in order to collect data which will allow you to make sense of those environments. Taking a practical approach from the outset, you will engage in hands-on sessions including both computer labs and field sessions, as well as interactive seminars and workshops. You will learn how to collect primary data in the field, as well as using secondary online data sources - ranging from traditional reports and statistics to “big data” sources. Follow up sessions will teach you how to approach analysing and presenting the data using quantitative, qualitative, and spatial methods.