Class Research Methods in Urban Planning

  • Presentation


    The CU prepares the student for the practice of research and, in particular, for the preparation of research and final thesis.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Introduction to research methods;

    2. Identification of the uniqueness;

    3. Calculation on complexity management;

    4. Analysis and diagnosis of the situation;

    5. Formulation of starting questions;

    6. Meeting of "objects" and objectives;

    7. Preparation and setting up of a research project;

    a. The. Requirements (starting question, state of the art, objectives, expected results);

    b. Programming;

    c. Monitoring;

    8. The research, management and results project

    9. Between the empirical and the theory;

    10. Between logic and coherence;

    11. Project management and challenge management (problems and their resolution);

    12. Results and their dissemination;

    13. Standards for the production of scientific work;

    14. Urbanism research - objectives and needs.

  • Objectives


    The objectives of this UC are the preparation of doctoral students for the practice of research in urban planning, exploring the analytical sense - theoretical and methodologically oriented - in the observation of urban facts and enabling them to carry out research work. Thus, according to the personal motivation for carrying out the research work, the objectives of this UC are:

    Prepare the PhD student for the definition of projects, and their limits; Train for the structuring conceptual construction;

    Systematize the work with the construction of theoretical and analytical models; Plan and develop the research project;

    Facing the challenges of research efficiently;

    Manage a research project - Time, resources, results.

    As a major objective, this UC aims to train the doctoral student to elaborate research work (from assembly to results) and to dissemination results obeying scientific theories and practices in the area of ¿¿urbanism.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Dedicated support for each student, with the exploration of their research topics in order to develop the tasks needed to write the thesis. In addition to imparting knowledge about research practice, concepts and standards for carrying out research and communicating results, the specific issue to be developed by the student within the scope of their research is addressed, motivating them to join ongoing research projects or helping them to take on the challenge of creating new projects.

  • References


    CRESWELL, John W. (2003), Research Design – qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, Sage, Londres

    DOLBEC, André (2003),”A Investigação-Acção”, Investigação Social – da problemática à colheita de dados, GAUTHIER, Benoît (ed), Loures, Lusodidáctica, 483-512

    FLICK, U. (2005). Métodos Qualitativos na Investigação Científica. Lisbao: Monitor

    FORTIN, Marie-Fabienne (2003), O processo de investigação, Loures: Lusociência

    GAUTHIER, Benoît (ed) (2003), Investigação Social – da problemática à colheita de dados, Loures, Lusodidáctica

    MACKIEWICZ. Marie-Piere (ed.) (2001), Practien et chercheur, Paris: L’Harmattan

    PERETZ, Henri (2000), Métodos em Sociologia, Lisboa, Temas e Debates.

    REY, Fernando (2005), Pesquisa Qualitativa e Subjectividade, São Paulo: Thomson SHAW, I., & Gould, N. (2001). Qualitative research in social work. Londres: Sage


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