UPM-801AP Qualitative Methods for People-in-Place Research
5:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Higgins Hall South, 211
This course introduces students to qualitative methods from the interdisciplinary field of environment-behavior studies, focusing on the psychological, cultural and physical relationship between people and place. Qualitative techniques of interviewing, observation and phenomenological inquiry will be reviewed from a social justice perspective in relation to students' lived experience, professional work, studio labs and thesis proposals. Through lectures, discussion and practical assignments students will develop tools for exploring user needs, attitudes, behaviors, perceptions and preferences.