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MI - Methodology of Urban Research

Course specification
Type of study Master academic studies
Study programme
Course title Methodology of Urban Research
Acronym Status Semester Number of classes ECTS
MI mandatory 2 2P + 3V 10.0
Lecturers
Lecturer
Lecturer/Associate (practicals)
Prerequisite Form of prerequisites
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Learning objectives
- Preparation of students for the conception and development of independent research and research projects; - Adopting a basic understanding of the role of methodology; understanding the reasons for applying consistent and structured methods; - Functional structuring of basic research and research-design approaches; - Recognition and use of specific methodological research in architecture and urbanism; understanding interdisciplinarity; adopting an initial understanding of research through the project; - Mastering the methodological procedures that precede the determination of the research topic; linguistic and logical structuring of the research topic; understanding the framework of thematic research; - Development of systematic and critical thinking and objective assessment of achieved results; practicing creative writing and presentation skills; - Structuring basic ways to refer to sources and other research; - Recognition and operational formulation of personal starting positions, resources and affinities; - Defining the structure and logical matrix of the application for the master thesis.
Learning outcomes
.- Development of comprehensive knowledge about the basic understanding of the role of methodology and understanding the reasons for applying methodologies in an adequate research context in a general sense; - Development of comprehensive knowledge about the basic understanding of the role of methodology and the understanding of the reasons for the application of methodologies in an adequate architectural and urban context; - Development knowledge and ability to recognize and use specific methodological approaches of research in architecture and urbanism; - Development of knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinarity; - Adopting an initial understanding of the research methodology through the project; - Development of abilities and skills for adequate use of methodical procedures that precede the determination of the research topic; - Development of abilities and skills for linguistic and logical structuring of the research topic and understanding the framework of thematic research; - Development of creative writing skills and presentation skills; - Development of abilities and skills of basic ways to refer to sources and other research; - Development of ability and skills to recognize and operationally formulate personal starting positions, resources and affinities; - Development of ability and skills to define the structure and logical matrix of the application for a master's thesis;
Content
.- Teaching aimed at the choice of research question and research methods, and towards writing and structuring research proposals; - Defining of Master Thesis topic - which reflects the program areas of master studies curriculum and the personal interests of the student, special skills and future activities.
Teaching Methods
Classes include lectures, preparation of students for class (reading assigned texts and preparation of short written papers) and discussion about critical reviews of read texts, research questions, research methods and expected results.
Literature
  1. Midhad Šamić, Kako nastaje naučno djelo, Svjetlost, Sarajevo 1977 (Original title)
  2. T.M. de Jong and T.J.M. van der Voordt (eds.), Ways to study and research. Urban, architectural and technical design, Delft, Delft University Press, 2002 (Original title)
  3. Linda Groat and David Wang., Architectural Research Methods. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002 (Original title)
  4. Mihajlović D. (2004). Metodologija naučnih istraživanja. Beograd: Fakultet organizacionih nauka. (Original title)
  5. Eko, Umberto, Kako se piše diplomski rad, Beograd, Narodna knjiga Alfa, 2000 (Original title)
Evaluation and grading
.Classes attendance, Class activity, Seminar, Colloquia, Final exam
Specific remarks
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