Definition, Types and Importance
- Research Methods and Techniques in Geography and Environmental Studies:
Observation; Description; Analysis and Synthesis; Surveying; Mapping
- Sources of Geographic and Environmental Data:
Major sources: Primary, Secondary
Nature of Geographic Data/Information
Data Analysis and Presentation (Tables, Maps, Graphs and Photographs)
- Writing References, Notes, and Bibliography etc.:
(Library use, literature search and compilation of data from various sources, writing reviews)
- Report Writing:
Writing Abstract; preparing contents; Arranging the body of text; Summarizing and Conclusion; Giving References and bibliography; Adding Annexure/Appendices
- Presentation of Report.
- A daylong fieldtrip to introduce the students on some aspects (physical and human) of geographical research.
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