Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science

Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science

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The complex interactions between human and physical systems confronting social scientists and policymakers pose unique conceptual, methodological, and practical complications when a€˜doing researcha€™. Graduate students in a broad range of related fields need to learn how to tackle the discipline-specific issues of space, place, and scale as they propose and perform research in the spatial sciences. This practical textbook and overview blends plenty of concrete examples of spatial research and case studies to familiarize readers with the research process as it demystifies and exemplifies how to really do it. The appendix contains both completed and in-progress proposals for MA and PhD theses and dissertations. Emphasizing research as a learning and experiential process while providing students with the encouragement and skills needed for success in proposal writing, qResearch Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Scienceq can serve as a textbook for graduate-level research-design courses, as well as for undergraduate-level project-based spatial science courses. Keywords: proposal writing, grant writing, research, geography, spatial scienceThis proposal is an example of an integrated GIScience approach to investigating urban social issues. Additionally, the proposal demonstrates that a thesis proposal is just thata€”a proposal. Whereas some thesis proposals may appear to beanbsp;...

Title:Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science
Author: Jay D. Gatrell, Gregory D. Bierly, Ryan R. Jensen
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-11-25

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