- Joseph Mallalieu, School of Geography, Leeds University
"Montello and Sutton is one of the best texts I've used in seminars on research methodology. The text offers a clear balance of quantitative vs. qualitative and physical vs. human which I've found particularly valuable. The chapters on research ethics, scientific communication, information technologies and data visualization are excellent."
- Kenneth E. Foote, Department of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder
This is a broad and integrative introduction to the conduct and interpretation of scientific research, covering both geography and environmental studies. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students, it:
- Explains both the conceptual and the technical aspects of research, as well as all phases of the research process
- Combines approaches in physical geography and environmental science, human geography and human-environment relations, and geographic and environmental information techniques (such as GIS, cartography, and remote sensing)
- Combines natural and social scientific approaches common to subjects in geography and environmental studies
- Includes case studies of actual research projects to demonstrate the breadth of approaches taken