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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LJS 4983 - Research Methods (3) F

This course acts as the methods course for the urban studies capstone, and focuses on both research and applied practice. Students in the course will be introduced to a range of methodologies commonly deployed in urban research in preparation for the capstone project.  Students in the capstone may choose to do an applied research project in the community or an academic research project and the Research and Practice seminar familiarizes students with methods in practices in both of those arenas. The class addresses the types of questions that can be asked through different methodologies and what methods are suitable for which urban studies questions. Areas studied may include: qualitative and quantitative research, demography, intensive interviewing, survey research, participant observation, participatory action research, community studies, policy analysis, evaluation research and research ethics.

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Urban Studies, Urban Policy and Planning, junior status or senior status, and at least 3 additional Urban Studies core courses. Available only to majors or with permission of program director.