UE Research methodology

Diplômes intégrant cet élément pédagogique :


1. Course objectives Introduce students to urban studies research. Review secondary data gathering and analysis necessary to analyse a planning/urban issue. Explore relevant research tools in planning/urban policy analysis and evaluation. Relate qualitative and quantitative techniques to practical planning/urban issues. Develop written and oral presentation skills. Write a dissertation. 2. Course content • Identifying and defining a planning/urban issue; discussion of the value of quantitative and qualitative data • Research philosophy and reflective practice • Observing and interpreting place • Data for planning and urban studies research; • Conducting literature reviews • Introduction to qualitative research • Interview and Participant Observation • Policy Analysis and Evaluation

3. Method of delivery 9 x 2 hours sessions + one 3 hours collective session at the end. In this session IDS students join the English speaking students of theURBANO programme of the Institute of Urbanism (IUG).


Background in Social Sciences

Compétences visées

Learning outcomes
Identify, define and explain a planning/urban issue/question for a particular area.
Assess and determine what type of data and research techniques should be used to answer a specific question.
Know where/how to obtain the information.
Gather, produce and evaluate quantitative and/or qualitative data.
Analyse data and develop a range of alternative planning/policy responses to a specific urban issue.
Interpret and present your findings in an effective written, oral and visual way.
Appraise and justify your methods and analysis.
Submit a dissertation.

Informations complémentaires

Méthode d'enseignement : En présence
Lieu(x) : Grenoble - Vigny Musset
Langue(s) : Anglais