Course Detail
Course Components:
This hybrid seminar/lecture course provides an overview of the qualitative methods that are used most commonly by planners and designers in urban research. Each course session will focus on a specific qualitative methods area which includes discussion of rationale, data collection, analysis, technique, contextual application, protocols and process, language, outcomes and issues. Over the semester, qualitative methods will be discussed in terms of larger research design and methodological strategies, and illustrated with models and cases to provide example. Issues of voice, subjectivity, culture, identity, and assumptions will provide a contextual filter for the qualitative researcher in choosing and applying specific methods. Students will apply several methods in the qualitative analysis and understanding of a single urban case.