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Lunch UP: Case Study Research Panel

February 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion on Case Study Research

Presenter: Dr. Robert Goodspeed, Urban and Regional Planning, U-M

Case studies are used widely for research in urban planning and urban studies. However, the term refers to a wide range of research methods and research design choices. The aim of this LunchUP is to foster a detailed discussion about the use of this method for urban research. After a brief overview of the topic, two speakers will discuss examples of case study research:

“Case studies in planning: A framework for discussion”

Robert Goodspeed, Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning Program

“When the sidewalks end: Using a single ethnographic case to study suburban poverty”
Alexandra Murphy, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

“What makes Detroit a good case study–or not?”
Margaret Dewar, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning Program
Patrick Cooper-McCann, PhD Student in Urban and Regional Planning

Additional Materials:

Case Study Example 1

Case Study Example 2

Case Study Example 3

These sessions are a response to requests from faculty and students to learn more about what’s going on in the field in an informal environment. We hope this can inspire emergent thoughts and connections that will inform our scholarship. If you have research you would like to present, or a provocative article you would like to discuss, please speak with Larissa Larsen, David Weinreich, or Carla Kayanan.


February 25, 2015
12:00 pm