Opportunities and Challenges of Interdisciplinary Collaborations

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Fall Quarter 2012 Gould 422
Tue-Thu 9:00-10:20
4 Credits
Instructor: Marina Alberti
Department of Urban Design and Planning
Tel: 206 616 8667

This course is designed to provide graduate students in the applied social and natural sciences with theoretical and practical skills for conducting research in complex settings with a particular emphasis on integration and synthesis of theories, concepts, and data across disciplines

Students will learn how to:

  • frame a research question
  • develop testable hypotheses
  • provide operational definitions of research variables
  • select appropriate analytical methods, and
  • evaluate alternative research designs and strategies