Planning Dissertation Preparation
Line up a range of planning research methods and see where they are best applied.Oversee the production of a literature review. Adopt a research strategy to match your study area. Produce a research proposal in preparation for a future dissertation.
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- 02 Mar 2020
- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- evaluate the appropriateness of different research methodologies for a range of planning research topics
- produce a literature review on a planning research topic
- design a research proposal for the Planning Dissertation subjects.
- Introduction to the Unit
- Introduction to Research
- Reviewing the Literature
- Research Strategy & Methodology
- Questionnaire Design
- Quantitative Analysi
- Interviews and Focus Groups
- Place-based Methods 1: Quantitative Methods
- Place-based Methods 2: Qualitative Methods
- Text Analysis/Qualitative Analysis
- Research Proposal
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Audio-Video streaming
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
This subject is a prerequisite for other subjects and must be taken prior to URP650 Planning Masters Dissertation. It is strongly advised that you have completed at least 150 credits in the degree including URP530 Planning Theory prior to enrolling in this subject.
- EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone
This subject was previously known as Planning Research Methods.
This subject examines the appropriateness and design of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, critical thinking skills and literature reviews. Design of an individual research program for a topic to be undertaken in a dissertation.
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- Literature Review (30%)
- Exercise (10%)
- Research Proposal (40%)
- Presentation (20%)
Textbooks are not required.
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