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Geography: Research & Writing

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  Book Chapters  

qualitative research methods in human geography1

  • Mansvelt, J. & Lawrence, D. B. Writing Qualitative Geographies, Constructing Meaningful Geographical Knowledges. 
  • Monk, J., & Bedford, R. Writing A Compelling Research Proposal.
    In Hay, I. (ed.)Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography. 4th ed. OUP,  Melbourne. ​(Call no: GF21 Qua 2016)

​Gatrell J.D., Bierly G.D., Jensen R.R. (2012) Research Questions. In: Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science. Springer, Dordrecht, pp 25-34.


  Articles & Book chapters  

Taylor Francis

Sonja Rewhorn (2018) Writing your successful literature reviewJournal of Geography in Higher Education, 42:1, 143-147.                       
cultural geographies​DeLyser, D., & Hawkins, H. (2014). Introduction: writing creatively – process, practice, and product. Cultural Geographies, 21(1), 131-134.

Taylor FrancisHarry West, Gemma Malcolm, Sophie Keywood & Jennifer Hill  (2019) Writing a successful essayJournal of Geography in Higher  Education, 43:4, 609-617, DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2019.1655720

Taylor FrancisSarah L. Holloway & Gill Valentine (2001) Making an Argument: Writing up human geography projectsJournal of Geography in Higher Education, 25:1, 127-132,
DOI: 10.1080/03098260020026688.

Taylor FrancisMoss, P. (Ed.), Donovan, C. (Ed.). (2017). Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography. London: Routledge,



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  Selected Guides  

  1. Writing a Critique (University College London)
  2. Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 1: Quantitative Research (Coughlan et al.)​
  3. Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 2: Qualitative Research (Coughlan et al.)
  4. Critiquing Research Articles (Flinders University, Student Learning Centre)
  5. How to Critique a Journal Article (UIS)
  6. How to Critique a Research Paper (University of Michigan)
  7. The Critique Process: Reviewing and Critiquing Research


How to Write a Critique Essay

The following video "defines the five common parts of a critique essay and provides a formula for completing each part."


Credits: David Taylor, Effecitve Writing Center, Jan 29, 2013.

Writing Critiques of Research Articles

In the video below, A&M adjunct instructor, Teresa Young discusses conducting and writing critiques of research articles.

Credits:Teresa Young, Jul 1, 2013.