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Research Methods for Urban Planning in the Digital Age

Research Methods for Urban Planning in the Digital Age
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Author(s): Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 16
Source title: Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies: Design and Outcomes
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0074-4.ch001


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The chapter provides an overview of online research methods for urban and planning research. In examining different digital technologies and Web-based research methods, applied in different stages of the research process, in particular during data acquisition and data analysis, the chapter discusses critical differences and similarities between conventional paper-and-pencil research settings and online research environments. In this outline, the chapter addresses methodological procedures and ethical concerns in research conducted online with respondents or human participants, and ends looking to future directions for online research methods in the field of urban and planning studies.

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