11.233 | Fall 2007 | Graduate
Research Design for Policy Analysis and Planning

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SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction to policy and planning inquiry  
2 Ways of knowing in policy and planning research  
3

Theories and research questions

Writing research proposals

CNC I: Write research question
4 Elements of research design CNC II: Summary of research ideas / advisor meeting
5 Measurement, validity, and reliability CNC III: Revisit question, develop hypotheses, and identify variables
6

Reading research proposals

Completing the first-year paper

LG I: Epistemology
7

Causality and experimental designs

Research ethics and research on human subjects

CNC IV: COUHES exam
8 Sampling, survey research, and questionnaire design LG II: Survey questions
9 Interviewing LG III: Interview questions
10

Case study research

Unobtrusive measures

LG IV: Summary of proposal
11 Field research, participatory research, and action research  
12 The scholar’s journey LG V: Final proposal
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