In this class, you will keep a diary of your research progress. It is up to you whether you keep this electronic or in the form of an actual notebook. All notebook entries should amount to a page or two (200-300 words, roughly) of reflection on your progress in formulating a research proposal for the Annotated Bibliography at the end of class, or on something you find interesting or valuable about class. The research diaries will be collected periodically.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- apply scientific research methods for analysing the physical and social dimensions of landscapes, and the impacts of landscape interventions on people's lives;
- construct consistent and logical relationships between theory, research questions, and methods for data collection, analysis, and interpretation;
- reflect on and amend scientific research methods in relation to the credibility of scientific research;
- formulate a research proposal, as part of a master thesis proposal relevant to landscape architecture, spatial planning, or people-environment relationships, that is consistent and coherent across its components.
'The formulation of a research proposal is a process'
We offer advice on all aspects of formulating a research proposal, including methodology, statistics, health economics and support for Patient and Public Involvement in research.