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GEOG 11 - Qualitative Methods and the Research Process in Geography

This is a course guide for GEOG 11.

Course description

      Questions about how knowledge is produced, who produces it, and what "counts" as knowledge are fundamental to the research process. This course focuses on building understandings of qualitative research methods and methodologies employed by geographers to produce knowledge about social relations, human perceptions, and human-environment interactions. The course introduces several of the main qualitative methods available for geographic analysis and interpretation, and places these methods within broader questions of how research is conceived and carried out.

     [Source: ORC/Catalog, 09/21/2023]; DIST: SOC

In the Library's collections

Students in this course are usually researching their own topics for their papers. If you are having problems finding things in the online catalog, try using unique words from your thesis in a keyword search.

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book title(s)

Other library resource(s)

Finding scholarly articles & journal title(s)

Geographical literature can be found in many publications. An easy way to start your search is by using the search box at the top of the page. Another method is to use Web of Science. The link is below. It is a very selective database of scholarly journal literature. You can also look at the variety of geographical focused journals through BrowZine. If you have any questions, please contact me.


Internet resource(s)

Citing and Tracking Your Bibliographic References

Use this guide to help you learn how to correctly cite and keep track of the references you find for your research.

Keeping up with Geography journal literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature for all facets of Geography? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's, you can download and read the articles you want from the journals for which we have subscriptions.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's also available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.