What is survey a research tool? How do I conduct surveys? What kind of information may be obtained using U.S. Census data? What is “standard deviation”? What does the term “statistically significant” mean? What are the implications of analytic methods in planning? These are some of the questions that interest many of us in the field of urban and regional planning. This course aims to answer these and other similar questions. 

The course begins with an overview of basic statistical methods with applications in Urban Planning.  Topics to be covered include frequency, probability, and sampling. Then it provides an overview of survey research.  It then reviews the elements of research design.  In the end it requires the students to conduct statistical analysis of survey data, and to present the research findings to the class.  This course provides an introduction to the use of the computer as a tool for data analysis using Microsoft Excel.

Identical to: EPID 514, GEOG 514, PA 514.

Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E
Enrollment Requirement: 
GEOG 557 or consent of instructor.