Methods of Urban Research
This course conveys an introduction into methods of urban research in social sciences through lectures and accompanying exercises. It treats the basic principles of scientific research, literature research, different forms of participant observation, qualitative interviews (expert interviews and ethnographic interviews), and the analysis of urban qualities.
This course aims at enabling students of architecture to use sociological analysis as basis for concrete projects in architecture and urban design. It is based on a specific set of methods that is applied in design studios (integrated disciplines) as well as in the master thesis (supplementary discipline sociology).