1. Getting the word out there! After my project was risk and ethics assessed and approved I began searching for international students at my university as interview participants. This was initially straightforward as I had met quite a few international students during my studies. Problems arose however, when I began the second stage of my … Continue reading The five hardest things about writing a Human Geography dissertation
Towards the end of our final year we conducted a focus group to ask fellow students about their use of academic resources. We asked about what devices they used, their opinions on e-books and what they wish they’d known before starting university. Students agreed that they primarily used Library Search to look for academic resources … Continue reading Third Year Focus Group
Whilst writing a methodology for my Human Geography dissertation, I was advised to reference at least 6 methods books/ articles to justify the research techniques I used in my study. I needed books specifically related to qualitative research on 1:1 interviews which detailed the suitability of this method. I also required writing on reflexivity and … Continue reading Reviewing SAGE Research Methods
Last week we were preparing for a debate on whether or not Genetically Modified crops made a positive impact on development. We had to present a short review of our readings as well as provide arguments after the other side had presented. Our group was given the Pro-GM side therefore we had to work together … Continue reading Preparing for a seminar
Over the autumn term and into the beginning of this term I have been reading more than ever before at university. Now this may be partially through sheer panic that I have less than 3 months until I finish university for good, but it may also be because I am really enjoying what I'm learning! … Continue reading A different outlook to resource use
Now with just one term left of my undergrad degree, I’ve just finished the research for my dissertation titled: How do international students at the University of Sussex make their home in the UK? I conducted interviews with international students as well as creating a survey on Survey Monkey and got a good number of … Continue reading Writing a Human Geography Dissertation
Our third year survey on resource usage and reading is now closed! We are analysing the results over this week and will bring you our findings in next week's blog.
I have not yet come across the perfect Geographical textbook during my time at university. Often my tutors won’t mention a relevant textbook at all, instead recommending various academic books or articles which are available through the uni library online. Only one course in my first year was taught from a textbook (read what I … Continue reading A perfect textbook?
This post shows step by step how I found and used resources for a recent group presentation assignment. The task involved compiling a range of resources to present to the rest of our seminar group as an introduction to a new philosopher. Made Facebook group to chat about work, share ideas and organise a meeting … Continue reading How to research for a presentation