Scientific investigations in outdoor environments

Mansfield, Lois ORCID logo ORCID: (2019) Scientific investigations in outdoor environments. In: Prince, Heather and Humberstone, Barbara, (eds.) Research methods in outdoor studies. Routledge Advances in Outdoor Studies series . Routledge, Taylor & Francs, London, UK. Full text not available from this repository.

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The outdoor physical environment provides copious opportunities to devise interesting and informative research projects covering a range of physical geography topics, many of which can be adapted to suit different target age groups. This chapter explores the fundamental design principles and processes needed to carry out projects using a positivist approach. Key design considerations explored include: choosing a topic; site access; health, safety and ethics; formulation of hypotheses; research design; sampling regimes, data analysis and interpretation. A number of student originated case studies are employed to illustrate various aspects of positivist design for these types of outdoor studies.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francs
ISBN: 9780367188832
Departments: Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Chapter 23 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 09:41
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 09:47
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