CRP 6201 - Research Design and Qualitative Methods

Fall, Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Co-meets with CRP 3201 .


The course explores theoretical and practical dimensions of research design and qualitative methods, particularly as they apply to city and regional planning. It critically analyzes how different paradigms of knowledge construction have shaped planning research and practice. Students learn elements of research design, data collection methods, and data analysis procedures, as well as how to evaluate research for its rigor, generalizability, and validity. The course also reviews questions related to research ethics and respect for human subjects.

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