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Ust 405 - Methods of Research & Eval
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Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs UST 405 Methods of Research Evaluation Cleveland State University Fall 2009 UST 405 METHODS OF RESEARCH EVALUATION Day Time Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 2 50 p m Location UR 27 lecture discussion and UR 39 lab Instructor Dr Sung Gheel Gil Jang Office UR 349 E mail s jang75 csuohio edu Phone 216 687 5597 Office Hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 to4 p m or by appointment Course website CSU Blackboard https elearning csuohio edu webct entryPageIns dowebct Course Description This course provides an overview of crucial methods of research and evaluation in the public policy urban planning and urban studies at large This course is one of college requirements with UST 404 Urban Data Analysis The emphasis is on working knowledge and skills students can use in other coursework and their careers particularly in analyzing urban planning and policies and building a conceptual framework for looking into varied urban planning and policy issues This course consists of two parts lecture discussion sessions Tuesdays and laboratory sessions Thursdays During the lecture discussion sessions students must come to class after reading materials assigned prior to each class and participate in varied class activities During the lab sessions students will gain working knowledge on the use of computer software for varied urban research Particularly Spreadsheet software MS Excel will be used to manipulate numerical data and conduct statistical analyses with census data as well as other research data such as ICPSR Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research ESRI ArcGIS will be introduced for mapping census data Course Objectives At the conclusion of the course students will be able to meet the following objectives Create a formal statement and proposal of research to address research question s Gain a practical working knowledge of a variety of research methods and analytical techniques Identify approaches and techniques for data



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