URP 561

URP 561– Qualit Methods for Plng

Course Details

Course No.: 23194

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2014 Spring

Location: Hayes B – 01K

Meeting Day(s): F

Meeting Time: 10:30 AM - 1:10 PM

Faculty: Silverman

Faculty: Silverman


This course introduces students to qualitative methods used in urban research. Students are also introduced to qualitative data analysis (QDA) software and other tools used in qualitative research. The methods covered during the semester can be applied to urban planning projects, other applied research settings, and thesis and dissertation research. Topics include: field notes and field observations, semi-structured interviewing, content-analysis, and focus groups. Students will apply the skills they learn to research practicum during the semester.