Course: URBS 340A. Quantitative Urban Research Methods (3)
This course is an introduction to research methods typically used in urban studies and planning. It provides basic skills for research design and statistical techniques appropriate for quantitative analysis. The focus of the course is on the approaches to research design, data collection, analysis of survey data and the application of statistical techniques. Students will learn how and when to use descriptive and inferential statistical analyses. This is an intensive writing course: Students are required to read scholarly research papers and conduct a library literature and database search. Students will learn to use statistical analysis software to build a database to analyze their own data.