Urban Research Methods Products

  • Studying Cities and City Life

    An Introduction to Methods of Research

    By Mark Abrahamson

    Studying Cities and City Life is a textbook designed to provide an introduction to the major methods of obtaining data for use when analysing cities and social life in cities. Major chapters focus upon best practices in: field studies (participant observation) natural experiments and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08 

  • The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice

    Deepening their roots

    By Malo André Hutson

    This book discusses the current demographic shifts of blacks, Latinos, and other people of colour out of certain strong-market cities and the growing fear of displacement among low-income urban residents. It documents these populations’ efforts to remain in their communities and highlights how…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • The Research Companion

    A practical guide for those in the social sciences, health and development, 2nd Edition

    By Petra M. Boynton

    Have you ever wanted to know an effective and ethical way to: Design a study? Recruit participants? Report findings? And improve the quality and output of your research? The Research Companion focuses on the practical skills needed to complete research in the social or health sciences and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-27

  • From Numbers to Words

    Reporting Statistical Results for the Social Sciences

    By Susan Morgan, Tom Reichert, Tyler R. Harrison

    This invaluable resource guides readers through the process of creating scholarly, publishable prose from the results of quantitative experiments and investigations. It delves into the issues commonly encountered when reporting the results of statistical experiments and investigations, and provides…

    Paperback – 2016-08-09

  • Ethnography for Designers

    By Galen Cranz

    Ethnography for Designers teaches architects and designers how to listen actively to the knowledge people have about their own culture. This approach gives structure to values and qualities. It does this by noting the terms and underlying structure of thought people use to describe aspects of their…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01

  • The Public Economy of Urban Communities

    Edited by Julius Margoli

    Originally published in 1965, Margolis brings together a wide variety of papers on a multitude of subjects relating to the urban public economy presented at the second conference on urban public expenditures in 1964. This collection covers issues such as criteria for decision-making in urban public…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
    Routledge Revivals

  • Innovative Measurement and Evaluation of Community Development Practices

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Jane Leonard, Mary Emery

    Finding innovative and useful measurement practices for community development projects is gaining in importance as policymakers increase the demands for accountability. This book examines some of the latest efforts to document the effectiveness of local development efforts. The types of…

    Hardback – 2015-06-25
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

  • Urban and Regional Development Trajectories in Contemporary Capitalism

    By Flavia Martinelli, Frank Moulaert, Andreas Novy

    This book re-evaluates a rich scientific heritage of space- and history-sensitive development theories and produces an integrated methodology for the comparative analysis of urban and regional trajectories within a globalized world. The main argument put forward is that current mainstream analyses…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Sacred Identity of Ephesos (Routledge Revivals)

    Foundation Myths of a Roman City

    By Guy Maclean Rogers

    The Sacred Identity of Ephesos offers a full-length interpretation of one of the largest known bequests in the Classical world, made to the city of Ephesos in AD 104 by a wealthy Roman equestrian, and challenges some of the basic assumptions made about the significance of the Greek cultural…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge Revivals

  • Explorations in Urban and Regional Dynamics

    A case study in complexity science

    By Joel Dearden, Alan Wilson

    The task of modelling the evolution of cities – the dynamics – is one of the major challenges of the social sciences. This book presents mathematical and computer models of urban and regional dynamics and shows how advances in computer visualisation provide new insights. Models of non-linear…

    Hardback – 2015-04-02
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Qualitative Research Methods for Community Development

    By Robert Mark Silverman, Kelly L. Patterson

    Qualitative Research Methods for Community Development teaches the basic skills, tools, and methods of qualitative research with special attention to the needs of community practitioners. This book teaches students entering planning, community development, nonprofit management, social work, and…

    Paperback – 2014-12-12

  • Drama and Theatre in Urban Contexts

    Edited by Kathleen Gallagher, Jonothan Neelands

    Urban theatre can be described as theatre made with or by those whose lives are marked by the urban landscape and its social limits and possibilities. At the heart of this text lies the question of how theatre can illuminate the urban and how theatre is illuminated by the urban. The city, like…

    Hardback – 2013-04-18

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