Techniques and Methods in Human Geography

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The coverage in this book extends beyond standard accounts of particular techniques in human geography to include examples of their use, as well as examples of their relationship to the changing philosophical underpinnings of geographical research. The first section focuses on statistical methods, including recently developed methods of exploratory data analysis and techniques for analyzing categorical data. The second section covers mathematical models of spatial diffusion and auto correlation, and the final section explores quantitative methods with specific reference to humanistic approaches to geographical problems.

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The study of Human Geography has changed. From the quantitative revolution of the 1960s to the recent ‘cultural turn’,new theories, approaches, methodologies and arguments have completely remapped the discipline of Geography. Methods and Techniques in Human Geography provides the fullest available introduction and assessment of these changes in both quantitative and qualitative Geography. Clearly, concisely and generously written, Methods and Techniques in Human Geography will become the students’ companion to one of the most widely misunderstood, contested and fascinating areas of Human Geography. Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Exploring Geographical Data
  3. Testing Hypotheses
  4. Measuring Associations
  5. Multivariate Analysis
  6. Generalised Linear Models and Categorical Data Analysis
  7. Spatial Allocation
  8. Spatial Interaction
  9. Spatial Statistics, Spatial Models and Spatial Structure
  10. Space and Time
  11. Systems and Geographical Information Systems
  12. Investigating Behaviour and Perception
  13. Qualitative Methods
  14. Marxist Analysis in Human Geography
  15. Feminist Geographies
  16. Postmodern Geographies.
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Guy M. Robinson is Professor of Geography at Kingston University, Surrey.

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