Postgraduate Course: Qualitative Approaches to the City (PRGE11004)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides postgraduate training in qualitative approaches in urban studies. It delivers advanced understandings of the role of qualitative methods in urban research, and specifically in relation to more 'scientific' understandings. It allows students to develop an understanding of a range of relevant methodological approaches by way of the following themes: urban semiotics, urban ethnography, cinematic cities, sensory cities, city voices, urban morphologies, and the city as text. The course content considers specifically the relationship between these methodological themes and, on the one hand, the ways we 'know' the city (epistemology) and, on the other, the way we research the city (techniques). The course delivers this content through a structure in which an actual city space is investigated using these differing qualitative lenses.
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||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| N/A
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| Students undertaking this course will:
- Acquire and advanced understanding of the role of qualitative methods in urban research
- Understand the relationship between qualitative methodologies and wider debates about urbanism and modernity, both in 'First World' and 'Third World' cities.
- Understand the distinctive attributes of cities that are uncovered by drawing upon qualitative methodologies
- Attain advanced knowledge of the core qualitative research methods of urban studies
- Understand the varied knowledge outputs that each of these methods
- Be equipped to discern the appropriate research methodology for their research question.
- Gain practical experience in applying techniques of data gathering and analysis associated with these methodologies.
|Course organiser||Dr Jane Jacobs
Tel: (0131 6)50 2515
|Course secretary||Mrs Patrizia Mencuccini
Tel: (0131 6)50 2572