1st Edition

Social Research Techniques for Planners

By Thomas Burton, Gordon Cherry Copyright 1970
    138 Pages
    by Routledge

    138 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1970 Social Planning Techniques for Town Planners introduces social research methods for town planners. The book places an emphasis on social research within the planning process, and addresses the problem faced by the research worker at successive stages of a research project. It outlines the major conceptual and organizational problems likely to be encountered in any social research for planning, and provides guidelines for tackling these. The book’s focus is on social science research methods and the application of social and economic research to issues of urban and regional planning and administration.


    1. Social Research and the Town Planner

    2. Stages in a Research Project

    3. Self-Administered and Interview Surveys

    4. Questionnaire Design

    5. Profile Data

    6. Samples and Sampling Methods

    7. Data Analysis

    8. Non-Survey Research Techniques




    Thomas Burton, Gordon Cherry