855329 Research methods in spatial and environmental planning

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Stöglehner, Gernot
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


In the lecture part, basic forms of research methods for spatial and environmental planning are presented. Both survey methods (field studies, mapping, interviews, document study) and analysis methods (especially qualitative content analyzes or thematic analyzes) as well as basic principles of scientific work are discussed. In the seminar part, the students work in groups of two on research methods on the basis of published research projects and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the method applications.

Previous knowledge expected

basic knowledge in spatial and environmental planning

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students grasp the basic content and principles of essential research methods in spatial and environmental planning and receive a basic methodological repertoire. This includes the selection of suitable research methods for different types of research questions in a research process. Both survey and analysis methods are discussed.
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