RESEARCH METHODS FOR PLANNERS

PLA4RMP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the role of various techniques for analysis of population and spatial change. The subject will offer a broad introduction to techniques of esocial research, but will focus strongly on techniques for modelling change in landuse, population, housing and labour force. Students will develop a critical awareness of techniques and their usefulness in various strategy and policy settings

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PLA5RMP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolment in a Planning postgraduate degree, or enrolment in ABURE or ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD, or co-ordinator's approval.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSocial Research MethodsRecommendedBryman, Alan3RD ED, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2008.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Awareness of a variety of other specialist techniques in fields related to land use planning;

Activities:
Lectures, research proposal, population task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Competence in a selected number of assessment and analysis techniques

Activities:
Lectures, research proposal, population task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

03. Competence in designing a program of social research with a focus on community planning and land use planning

Activities:
Lectures, research proposal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Developed capacity to critically appraise analysis, results and conclusions

Activities:
Lectures, research proposal, population task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Block Mode Week: 10 - 22
Three 5.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Population Task 2000 words50 01, 04
Research Proposal 2000 words50 02, 03