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LA 597: Research Design & Methods

This graduate-level course provides instruction and application of research and scholarly methods for landscape architecture and related fields. Students are introduced to the basic steps of inquiry and development of a thesis/research proposal. Course content includes: problem identification; choosing and articulating a research topic; synthesis of topical/theoretical background from literature; choice of research strategy; design of a plan for investigation; selection of data sources, methods and analysis; proof of concept; feasibility planning; and other necessary components of a successful research proposal.

3 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Second year or post-professional MLA students; graduate students in other majors may enroll with permission of instructor.