What is the current spatial form and structure of our urban environment, and how can we study the factors and forces that account for the specific structure of urban space, its social and political processes, population distribution and land use? Addressing these and other issues, the authors highlight specific research questions and the ways in which they can be approached by offering a framework for considering the various ways in which to do urban research. Covering such topics as how to choose a research design, secondary research methods for data collection and how to enhance research utilization, the authors demonstrate ways to pair research questions with specific levels of analysis, such as neighbourhood, city or national level.
|Publication date:||22nd June 1993|
|Author:||Gregory D. Andranovich, Gerry T. Riposa|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc|
|Categories:||Urban communities, Social research & statistics,|
Dr. Andranovich received his BA from the University of Virginia's College at Wise and then went to George Mason University for his MA. After working for Prospect Industries (a commercial roofing and waterproofing company) in northern Virginia, he attended the University of California, Riverside, where he received his PhD in political science. He worked for the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) and COSMOS Corp. in Washington, DC, and has taught at several universities, most recently Washington State University, before coming to CSULA in 1993. He has served as his Department's Chairperson, and as the Faculty Director of the Students Learning in ...More About Gregory D. Andranovich, Gerry T. Riposa