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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Research Topic

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Problem Statement5m
Research Objective / Empirical Cycle6m
Research Question11m
Testimonial 1 - Introduction to Julia's research5m
3 readings
Introduction to Studying Cities: Social Science Methods for Urban Research5m
Reading assignment: Problem Statement (video)10m
Reading assignment: Research objective (video)10m
2 practice exercises
Pre-test30m
Module 1 - Quiz
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Theoretical Framework and Operationalization

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 42 min)
5 videos
Knowing What is Known: Literature Review9m
Conceptualisation6m
Conceptual Framework11m
Operationalization9m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Research Strategies

1 hour to complete
10 videos (Total 71 min)
10 videos
Strategy Validity and Reliability8m
Surveys8m
Experiments10m
Quasi Experiments9m
Case Studies - Defining a case study and when to use it7m
Case Studies - Types of case studies6m
Desk Research6m
Hanna's Testimonial: Researching commuting to work by bicycle in Rotterdam.5m
Hanna's Testimonial: Choosing a suitable strategy6m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 and 3 - Quiz
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Quantitative and Qualitative Data

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 77 min)
9 videos
Sampling8m
Primary Quantitative Data Collection10m
Secondary Quantitative Data Collection7m
Primary Qualitative Data Collection - Part One8m
Primary Qualitative Data Collection - Part Two9m
Constructing a Questionnaire10m
Administering a Questionnaire3m
Preparing and Conducting Interviews8m

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