Course Descriptions

16:450:602:01 Research Design

This course provides a graduate-level introduction to research design in geography. Several research approaches and elements of research design will be reviewed through lectures, assigned readings, class discussions and workshops. Class discussions and workshops will focus on the identification of research problems, conceptualization of research questions, linking research problems and questions to appropriate literature and linking research questions to appropriate conceptual frameworks, methods and techniques. Class time will also be devoted to discussion of readings and to development and discussion of each student’s individual research proposal. Ultimately, the aim is for students to develop individual research projects and to present their projects in written (proposal/working document) and oral (presentation) formats. Taught by Dr. Kevon Rhiney