UE Research methodology

Diplômes intégrant cet élément pédagogique :

Descriptif

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).

Pré-requis

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