Fieldwork Cultural Geography

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2019/20
Vaknaam Fieldwork Cultural Geography
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Fieldwork Cultural Geography
Leerdoelen 1. To gain knowledge of the different ways in which different meanings of places/regions are constructed, contested, and negotiated;
2. To gain knowledge of different quantitative methods of measuring place meanings and liveability/wellbeing, and the empirical applicability of these methods;
3. To develop and apply questionnaires, surveys, observations and other methods to collect quantitative empirical data; as well as to perform systematic analysis of these data with predefined/deductive analysis schemes;
4. To experience and learn the importance of both a thorough preparation, and creativity and flexibility in executing a research project
5. To further develop skills and competences focusing on
a. Collaborating with others, both in the research group and in the field;
b. Presenting, reflecting and giving feedback on research projects, including those of the other groups. This involves listening to the other groups and understanding their projects and research decisions;
c. Taking initiatives and responsibilities in order to react on unforeseen circumstances during the fieldwork
6. To gain insight in the ways measured place meanings and liveability can be used in a professional context.
Omschrijving The fieldwork aims at learning and practicing different methods that can be used to do empirical research into cultural geographical key concepts such as place attachment, sense of place, (regional) identities, representations, iconic landscapes, and liveability in the field. The course starts in Leeuwarden, with a number of lectures in which students learn to know different research methods as used by international researchers. In small groups, the students will also develop a research project on a theme they prefer. The data-gathering and analysis will take place in Belfast (UK), where the students will spend a week. The course will be concluded with a presentation of the research project and results (in Belfast) and a paper that focuses on the question whether the chosen research method was indeed suitable for answering the research question (presentation in Leeuwarden).
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm Fieldwork, Lectures, Seminars
Toetsvorm Active participation, Examination with open questions, Group assignments, Oral presentation
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. K. Salemink
Docent(en) dr. K. Salemink , S. van Lanen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
A list with around 10 international journal articles will be provided shortly before the course starts.
Opmerkingen Compulsory course unit for students CG, also open for students ReMa.
The course will be taught in Leeuwarden.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Cultural Geography  (Cultural Geography: Tourism Geography & Planning (track)) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Cultural Geography  (Basic programme Cultural Geography) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional methodological courses (GERMMETH) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I a keuze