Researchers are retiring conventional paper-and-pencil research methods and embracing an expanded array of online methodological options. In urban and planning studies, new digital tools, data accessibility, and online applications are changing how urban planning research is conducted.
Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this book offers up-to-date, detailed information on proper documentation guidelines, essay and report writing, different methods of qualitative and quantitative research, ethical research, and more.
Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, Making Sense in Geography and the Environmental Sciences, Fifth Edition, is an indispensable research and writing guide for students in any area of the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, the fifth edition outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as writing essays and reports, creating powerful visual aids, and properly documenting sources.
This Second Edition of Diana Ridley's bestselling guide to the literature review outlines practical strategies for reading and note taking, and guides the reader on how to conduct a systematic search of the available literature, and uses cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice in writing and presenting the review.
Providing readers with an accessible, in-depth look at how to synthesize research literature, Conducting Research Literature Reviews is perfect for students, researchers, marketers, planners, and policymakers who design and manage public and private agencies, conduct research studies, and prepare strategic plans and grant proposals.
Reading this book is your first step to becoming a competent human geography researcher. Whether you are a novice needing practical help for your first piece of research or a professional in search of an accessible guide to best practice, Conducting Research in Human Geography is a unique and indispensable book to have at hand. The book provides a broad overview of theoretical underpinnings in contemporary human geography and links these with the main research methodologies currently being used.
Lauded by thousands of readers for providing researchers with the first practical approach for doing systematic literature reviews, this popular book has been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest information on the use of electronic technology and the Internet to conduct literature searches. This new edition of Synthesizing Research includes expanded discussion of retrieving and coding information from research documents to the production of coding sheets, as well as updated coverage of report writing that includes APA's new guidelines and recent practices adopted by research syntheses.
How to Design, Write, and Present a Successful Dissertation Proposal, by Elizabeth A. Wentz, is essential reading for any graduate student entering the dissertation process in the social or behavioral sciences.
This practical book demystifies the process of writing your master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, taking you through the process one step at a time. Newly revised and updated, this book provides specific models and examples that will guide you through.
This new text offers something different from the many "methods books" available. It presents the vast array of research methodologies available to those undertaking research on the topic, illustrating the principles, strengths, and weaknesses of all approaches. The book also demonstrates howindividual philosophical approaches to research impose different preferences for research methodologies.
An essential book for your entire degree: This textbook is a comprehensive source of information on presentation skills for all university students studying geography and the environmental sciences. It covers all of the communication forms required during a university degree: essays, research and laboratory reports, reviews, summaries, referencing, maps, tables, annotated bibliographies, figures, posters, examinations, and oral presentations. Canadian Edition.