What is the current spatial form and structure of our urban environment, and how can we study the factors and forces that account for the specific structure of urban space, its social and political processes, population distribution and land use? Addressing these and other issues, the authors highlight specific research questions and the ways in which they can be approached by offering a framework for considering the various ways in which to do urban research. Covering such topics as how to choose a research design, secondary research methods for data collection and how to enhance research utilization, the authors demonstrate ways to pair research questions with specific levels of analysis, such as neighbourhood, city or national level.
Preparing for Applied Urban Research
Preparing for Applied Urban Research[Page 33]
This chapter provides an overview of the urban research enterprise. Urban research often requires bringing different disciplinary perspectives, methods, or modes of exposition to shed light on urban phenomena. Our goal is to link applied urban research to the research process. For many ...