The purpose of GEOG 419 is to further students' knowledge regarding eographic information science (GIScience) and geographic information systems (GIS). It is assumed that you - the student - have mastered the principles of GIS as well as already have some experience in statistics and computer programming.
However, it is *not* assumed that you have experience in: evaluating sources for quality and usefulness; understanding the variety of sources you should be looking for and pulling from; differentiating between primary and secondary sources; analyzing what information you do find, etc....
(In many ways the information literacy/research cycle is exactly like that of a GIS research project cycle - data collection, manipulation, analysis, and representation......)
This guide has been created to help you do all of these things!
If you look over the contents of this guide and are still unsure of what it is you should be doing, or need help with *any* research step, please feel free to contact me!
I can be reached by e-mail or phone - feel free to use either! I am not always in my office, but I do check my phone messages:
My e-mail goes directly to my iPhone, so I am much more likely to return an e-mail message quickly than I am a phone message!