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Social Research Techniques for Planners

1st Edition

By Thomas L. Burton, Gordon E. Cherry


134 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


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



About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1970 and 1998, draw together research by leading academics in the area of urban planning, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine teaching, urban markets, planning, transport planning, poverty, politics, forecasting techniques and an examination of the inner city in Europe and the US, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of planning. This set will be of particular interest to students of sociology, geography, planning and urbanization respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography