ERIC Number: ED358205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Doing Urban Research. Applied Social Research Methods Series, Volume 33.
Andranovich, Gregory D.; Riposa, Gerry
A framework is provided for asking research questions and implementing an applied urban research project. Chapter 1 gives a brief overview of the term "urban" and the field of urban research. Chapter 2 discusses how different levels of analysis can be used in doing urban research. Chapter 3 suggests the need for strategic thinking in the applied research process and provides the steps in this process. Chapter 4 discusses issues facing the researcher in designing research projects, including a section on administrative principles and management techniques. Chapter 5 focuses on data collection, data sources, and techniques for obtaining data. Chapter 6 discusses the presentation of the research results, and chapter 7 provides a prospectus for urban research. Most chapters are followed by exercises to help the reader process and apply the information in the chapter. Twelve boxes highlight information, 2 figures illustrate the discussion, 5 tables present additional data, and 162 references are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, National Surveys, Population Distribution, Research Administration, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Projects, Social Science Research, Urban Areas, Urban Environment, Urban Problems
SAGE Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-3989-2, $15.50; clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-3988-4).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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