Course: URBS 340B. Qualitative Urban Research Methods (3)
Prerequisite: URBS 340A or instructor consent. This is an introduction to research designs and methodologies incorporating qualitative methods of data collection, such as archival research, interviews, behavior mapping, cognitive mapping, participant observation and survey instruments. The ethical treatment of research subjects also is addressed. This is an intensive writing course: Students are required to read scholarly research papers and conduct a library literature and database search. The course emphasizes student-generated research design, fieldwork, data analysis and final project.