205B_APPLIED PLANNING RESEARCH PROJECT SYLLABUS Winter 2015_ Urban Planning 205B Mondays from 10:00am-12:50pm in 2343 Public Affairs Instructor | Leo Estrada Readers | Lisa Berglund & Jasmin Kim **Syllabus subject to revision** | OFFICE HOURS Leo Estrada ([email protected]) | sign up on office door—Room 5385 or email Lisa Berglund ([email protected]) | Tuesdays from 1pm-3pm in 1355A Public Affairs Building (and by appointment) Jasmin Kim ([email protected]) | Mondays from 1:30pm-3:30pm in the 3rd floor lounge (and by appointment) | COURSE OBJECTIVES The primary objective is to aid students in completion of their Applied Planning Research Projects. Students are expected to submit the completed literature review, methodology and initial findings by the end of the quarter. | ASSIGNMENTS Literature Review This term will be partially devoted to fine tuning the literature reviews you started to write in 205A. You will workshop with your classmates during several class periods to assist each other in refining these documents. An advanced and revised draft of your literature review is due in week 3. A finalized version of this literature review will be due in week 10. Methods Section You will learn different strategies for applying your research methods of choice, and be expected to develop your research topic into a finalized methods section for your report this term. The methods section will include: (list of required sections). A draft of your methods section will be due in week 7, and a finalized version will be submitted at the end of the term. Summary of Initial Findings Students who reach the point of having initial findings will be aided in how best to present their data and write up the findings for submission at the end of the quarter. | CLASS SCHEDULE Week 1 | January 5th Introduction Week 2 | January 12th Methods Discussion Lecture: Evaluation Research and Zotero Workshop Assignment due (by the end of the week): Proposition Statement Week 3 | January 19th No Class (Martin Luther King Day) Week 4 | January 26th Reading Groups Please come prepared to read a draft literature review to your classmates and give constructive feedback on the work of others Week 5 | February 2nd, Reading Groups Please come prepared to read a draft literature review to your classmates and give constructive feedback on the work of others Week 6 | February 9th Reading Groups Please come prepared to read a draft literature review to your classmates and give constructive feedback on the work of others Week 7 | February 16th No class Assignment due: Final literature review, methods section draft and summary of initial findings Week 8 | February 23rd Poster Workshop Reading Groups (if needed) Week 9 | March 2nd Conclusions Week 10 | March 9th Individual Meetings Assignment due: All final products due **Poster presentations will be held on Thursday, April 2nd** | HELPFUL READINGS For ideas on how to structure quantitative analysis in your project: Shadish, William R., Thomas D. Cook, and Donald T. Campbell. 2001. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference. 2 edition. Boston: Cengage Learning. For ideas on how to structure qualitative elements of your project: Gaber, John. 1993. “Reasserting the Importance of Qualitative Methods in Planning.” Landscape and Urban Planning, Special Issue Urban Design Research, 26 (1–4): 137–48. doi:10.1016/0169-2046(93)90012-3. For practical advice on data collection: Creswell, John W. 2013. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. SAGE. Tashakkori, Abbas, and Charles Teddlie. 2010. SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research. Second Edition edition. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Inc. For a general overview of different methods: Babbie, Earl R. 2012. The Practice of Social Research. 13 edition. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning. Florida, H. Russell Bernard University of. 2011. Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Fifth Edition edition. Lanham, Md: AltaMira Press. Guba, Egon G. 1981. “Criteria for Assessing the Trustworthiness of Naturalistic Inquiries.” ECTJ 29 (2): 75–91. doi:10.1007/BF02766777. Patton, Michael Quinn. 1990. Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA, US: Sage Publications, Inc.