Course Code PLAN 625
Course Title Methods of Social Investigation for Planners
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Carrie Mitchell)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

Selected research approaches and methods used in planning research and practice including, for example, survey research, field research, participatory research; methods using existing data; needs assessment research. The purposes of social inquiry, the development of theories, the use of research in policy-making, and the ethical issues associated with social research provide the context for discussing the details of research methods. A course for those with some research skills and wishing to pursue planning-related methods.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2020 course outline (note 2)
  • Software: Microsoft PowerPoint
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Taught in English
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