Aims/Description: This module allows students to develop and manage an individual research project. Building on their topic idea paper (submitted for TRP215) where they identified a research topic of interest, students will refine their topic selection, develop an appropriate research design to address this, and conduct primary or secondary research to provide critical insight and analysis of the research issue. The module aims to develop students' skills in scoping and refining an appropriate research topic, and expand and deepen their knowledge of social research methods, in order to support them to design and undertake an appropriate and feasible programme of research. The module will contribute to a deeper understanding of the role of research in relation to theoretical and practical dimensions of urban studies and planning, and will allow students to deepen their own knowledge in a chosen field of specialist planning concern. The module will be of interest and practical use to students in carrying out their individual research projects, and in introducing a range of research, analytical and writing skills that will be useful in future careers.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to USP students.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Project work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Urban Studies and Planning):

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