38:279 Introduction to Geographic Research Methods [Chamberlain]

Prerequisite: 38:170 or 38:180 or 38:192.

This course explores how geographers do geography. Students will examine the theory and processes involved in conceptualizing, carrying out, and carrying forward geographic research. The course will outline major research paradigms, data sources, ethical considerations, methods (e.g., questionnaires, interviews, solicited diaries, focus groups, and participant observation), techniques and technologies for doing research, and dissemination strategies. The course will draw together theoretical and applied components of qualitative research through a community-based research proposal.

3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Julie Chamberlain