By Stuart C Aitken, Gill Valentine
Approaches to Human Geography is the fundamental pupil primer on idea and perform in Human Geography. it's a systematic evaluate of the most important principles and debates informing post-war geography, explaining how these rules paintings in perform. fending off jargon - whereas conscious of the rigor and complexity of the information that underlie geographic wisdom – the textual content is written for college students who've now not met philosophical or theoretical techniques prior to. it is a starting advisor to geographic learn and perform.
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As such, they sought to define precise scientific principles and methods by which social behaviour could be measured and social laws verified (the extent to which scientific theories explained objective reality). g. heights, weights, time, distance, wage). These measurements allowed the statistical testing of relationships between variables as a means to test (verify) explanatory laws. g. using the census) it is possible to test and verify laws against very large sample sizes. Here, a deductive approach is employed, wherein a theory is formulated and hypotheses are set and then tested.
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Approaches to Human Geography by Stuart C Aitken, Gill Valentine