Research Methods in Urban Science

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Title of the course

Research Methods in Urban Science

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Credit Structure (L-T-P-C)

2-1-0-6

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Type of Course

(Institute/ Departmental)

+ (Core/ Elective/ …)

Department Elective

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Semester in which normally to be offered (Autumn/Spring)

Spring

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Whether Full or Half Semester Course

Full

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Pre-requisite(s), if any (For the students) – specify course number(s)

-

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Course Content *

contact faculty for details

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Texts/References **

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Urban Economies, 2013, edited by Peter Karl Kresl, Jaime Sobrino, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited UK, (ISBN 978 0 85793 461 1; eISBN 978 0 85793 462 8)

Urban Research Methods: Central Place, Hierarchical and City Size Models, 1986, edited by C.S. Yadav, Concept Publishing company New Delhi, ISBN 8170220831

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning, 2012

Edited by Rachel Weber and Randall Crane,

OUP USA Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations, Oxford University Press,

ISBN 978-0-19-537499-5

Research Methods in Urban and Regional Planning, 2007, Xinhao Wang and Rainer vom Hofe, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-540-49657-1 (Print) 978-3-540-49658-8 (Online), DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-49658-8

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Name(s) of Instructor(s) ***

Arnab Jana

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Name(s) of other Departments/ Academic Units to whom the course is relevant

Civil Engineering, CSRE, CESE,CTARA, HSS

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Is/Are there any course(s) in the same/ other academic unit(s) which is/ are equivalent to this course? If so, please give details.

No

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Justification/ Need for introducing the course

This course is designed (1) to impart understanding of the different analytical methods pertaining to urban studies, and (2) to emphasize the theoretical foundation, data requirement, assumptions, limitations, and constraints of the analytical methods, using examples.

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