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This book extends a warm welcome to students who have come face-to-face with the daunting task of producing a dissertation. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this thoroughgoing collection deals with the nitty-gritty of researching the city: how to get started, what goes in a literature review, what methods would best suit the project (chapters on an array of different methods are offered) and strategies for writing up. All-in-all, this book is not only a must-have for the student, but also for those of us looking to give sound, supportive and practicably useful guidance to our
Comprehensive and written in a decidedly accessible style, Researching the City is replete with tremendously useful advice and guidance for students of all social-science disciplines undertaking significant research projects on urban issues. Though the book speaks directly to the UK educational system, students in North America writing undergraduate and master’s theses, or even doctoral dissertations, are likely to find it tremendously useful as well.
Researching the City is an invaluable guide to urban research design for undergraduate and graduate students alike. Writing in a friendly, conversational, tone Kevin Ward and an impressive collection of influential urbanists provide the novice researcher a wealth of practical advice on theory, methods, writing style, and everything else one needs to know to design and manage a successful urban research project. I wish this book had been available when I started my research career!
The book is informative and engaging, containing excellent suggestions on questionnaires, discourse analysis, and many other methods. The book is a good investment that can improve the quality of urban studies, be they academic or applied research.
gives a good overview
A good resource but not quite suited to my course.
Excellent guide to qualitative methods in social research
Great book - really helpful for fieldwork and dissertation project development. Very innovative and engaging in terms of methods and theory.
This has proved an excellent resource for our module on the sociology of popular culture
An excellent textbook on a methodology of growing importance - recommended for all dissertation students.
This has moved from recommended reading from this course to essential reading for a new course I've set up titled:
'Citizenship in a Global City: Hong Kong'
A very useful guide to any student wishing to do research on any aspect of city life
Provides good overview on a variety of research methods for research in urban studies. We will definitely recommend this book to students who are planning and designing their research for their master's thesis.
An excellent resource to help students think through how to carry out urban research. Will also be using it for dissertations and for second year UK fieldwork.
Very good intro for Urban students on a variety of modules
Good primer and intro for students doing research in the city
A highly useful book for regeneration, planning and human geography students.
a really useful focussed text to help students structure their field work.
The book is a well-rounded and timely introduction to approaches and techniques for researching the city. It is thought for young geographers but it is very attentive to the cultural dimension of space. Sometimes a light read, it is worth considering for undergraduate courses more than for MA studies on city.
Plan to use this book next year.
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