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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

URB 351 - Research Methods for Urban and Community Studies (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: URB 310  
This course provides students with the tools necessary to conduct research on issues related to urban and community studies. It will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of qualitative and quantitative research methods, inductive and deductive reasoning, causality, and generalizability. Students will learn how to formulate a research question and construct a research design and will learn basic statistics. The course includes an introduction to various research methods, including in-depth case studies, historical research, and surveys. Course materials will provide a research perspective on race, gender, class and sexuality. Students will develop skills necessary to pursue research projects in their major as well as to enter careers that require basic research skills.