URBS 4/581—Selected Topics:  Growing Up in Cities

Activity 2




1.                  Review the “data collection checklist” in Appendix A of Driskell’s book, and the indicators used by the Children’s Defense Fund.  Develop a list of indicators that would be useful for monitoring the health of a community for children.

2.                  Recall the research prospectus you developed in Activity 1.  Reconsider the methods/techniques you proposed for gathering information.  In light of the discussion on Techniques for Studying Children (this unit),

·        which techniques/tools are most suited to the subject group you are considering? 

·        from among the list of possible tools, which will you use in your research design (Why?  What further training/information will you need to use the chosen tool(s) effectively?)




© 2004 A.J.Filipovitch
Revised 26 August 2005