Course: URBS 685. Qualitative Research in Urban Planning (3)
The course focuses on qualitative research methods to address urban planning and social science related problems. Qualitative methods such as interviews, focus groups, observations, cognitive mapping, participant observation, and questionnaires will be utilized with corresponding research designs and methodologies such as ethnography and critical inquiry. Content analysis with coding process in grounded theory will be utilized. Ethical treatment of human research subjects will be discussed.