Urban and Rural Studies

TITLE OF COURSE: Research Methodology 6

 
STATUS OF COURSE/MODULE (REQUIRED/ELECTIVE): Required 
NAME OF COURSE/MODULE TEACHER: Ksenija BašićMartina JakovčićVedran PrelogovićDubravka SpevecLaura Šakaja
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IN COURSE/MODULE:
 Croatian, English 
NUMBER OF INSTRUCTION HOURS: 12

OUTLINE OF COURSE/MODULE CONTENT

Spatial structure of the city

Changes in the spatial structure of Croatian cities. Processes in developed and post-socialist country cities (socio-spatial polarisation, social exclusion, gentrification, etc.). Sustainable city traffic. Location and function of shopping centres (malls). Demographic dynamics and structural changes in the population. Residential and socio-economic segregation in Croatian cities. New tendencies in housing. Research Methodology: utilisation of literature, processing data from statistical and other sources, mathematical-statistical methods (factor analysis, cluster analysis…), graphical methods, cartographic analysis.

Suburbanisation

Population and place of work as indicators of the developmental phases in urban regions. Dynamics of the population in urban region components. Degree of urban transformations and tendencies in population development of suburban settlements. Research Methodology: utilisation of literature, processing statistical data, the descriptive statistical method, graphical method, cartographic analysis.

City regions

Analysis of the processes of: suburbanisation, satellitisation, daily migration, central function in the surrounding settlements, etc. Research Methodology: mathematical-statistical methods (multivariate analysis – factor, cluster analysis), field research, mapping and polling, processing and analysis of statistical data, analysis of cartographic images.

Quality of life in the city and its surroundings

Spatial differences in quality of life in Croatian cities and their surroundings. Positive and negative aspects of life in the city and its surroundings. Research Methodology: mathematical-statistical methods (multivariate analysis – factor, cluster analysis), analysis of statistical data, polling.

Cultural infrastructure of the city

Spatial organisation of cultural activities. Regional differences in the state of development of cultural infrastructure. Gravitational scope and spatial conditions for development of individual activities – museum, theatre, library, cinema and press activities. Research Methodology: statistical data and official data of public institutions, GIS analysis, and quantitative methods (index rank, least square method, calculation of the population threshold for service activity).

Daily environment of children and adolescents
Perceptions and evaluations of their daily environment on the part of children and adolescents. Space as an important element in socialisation. Area of daily movements, games, uneasiness, fear and satisfaction of children and young people. The purpose of the research is to strengthen the local initiative and application of the ‘bottom up’ and grassroots strategy in the planning process. Research Methodology: application of polling research (with open questions) and research in focus groups.

 

READING LISTBašić, K., 1994:Socijalna topografija Zagreba-dihotomija grada i suburbija, Sociologija sela 32,27-42
Bašić, K., 2005: Apsolutna decentralizacija u populacijskom razvoju Zagrebačke aglomeracije, Hrvatski geografski glasnik 67 (1), 63-80
Bašić, K., 2005: Stupanj urbanizacije i diferencirani populacijski razvoj naselja zagrebačke okolice, Zbornik radova III. hrvatskog geografskog kongresa, 324-334
Cloke, P., Cook, I., Crang, P., Goodwin, M., Painter, J. i Philo, C., 2004: Practising human geography, Sage Publications.
Jakovčić, M., Spevec, D., Kliček, S., Simov, S., 2015.: Zagreb's Borongaj Campus: An Urban Challenge or a New Approach for a Better City, u: Projects for an Inclusive City: Social Integration through Urban Growth Strategies (ur: Marina, O., Armando, A.), Skopje, 236-252
Jakovčić, M., Spevec, D., 2004: Trgovački centri u Zagrebu,Hrvatski geografski glasnik 66 (1),47-65
Jakovčić, M., 2006: Business functions and the problem of closure of commercial outlets in Ilica street in Zagreb, Hrvatski geografski glasnik 68 (1), 27-50
Jakovčić, M., 2011: Geografija slobodnog vremena mladih - kako izabrati svoj najdraži trgovački centar, Hrvatski geografski glasnik 73 (1), 51-69
Lukić, A., Prelogović, V., Pejnović, D., 2005: Suburbanizacija i kvaliteta življenja u zagrebačkom zelenom prstenu, Hrvatski geografski glasnik 67 (2), 85-106
Njegač, D., Gašparović, S., Stipešević, Z., 2010: Promjene u funkcionalno-prostornoj strukturi Osijeka nakon 1991. godine, Hrvatski geografski glasnik 72 (2), 101-121
Njegač, D., Gašparović, S., Stipešević, Z., 2012: Promjene u morfološkoj strukturi Osijeka nakon 1991. godine, Acta Geographica Croatica 38 (2010.-2011.), 59-73
Prelogović, V., 2009: Primjena faktorske analize u istraživanju socio-prostorne strukture grada: primjer Zagreba, Hrvatski geografski glasnik 71 (1), 67-85
Prelogović, V., Lukić, A., 2012: Akteri i koncepti razvoja biciklističkog prometa u Zagrebu, u: Akteri društvenih promjena u prostoru. Transformacija prostora I kvalitete života u Hrvatskoj (ur: Svirčić Gotovac, A., Zlatar, J.), Institut za društvena istraživanja u Zagrebu, Zagreb, 255-264
Shurmer-Smith, P., 2002: Doing cultural geography, Sage Publications
Spevec, D., Klempić Bogadi, S., 2009: Croatian Cities under Transformation: New Tendencies in Housing and Segregation,TESG – Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 100(4),454-468
Šakaja, L., 1999: Kultura i prostor: Prostorna organizacija kulturnih djelatnosti, Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada, Zagreb

DESCRIPTION OF INSTRUCTION METHODS
Lectures and consultations. Each course teacher shall deliver 2-4 lectures, depending on the representation of the theme and methodology.

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE/MODULE REQUIREMENTS
Regular attendance at lectures. Giving form to the methodological framework of his/her own research. Fulfilment of obligations shall be confirmed by the course teachers by their signatures in the student’s record book (Index).

DESCRIPTION OF MONITORING OF TEACHING QUALITY
The mechanisms of institutional monitoring of teaching quality (the Regulations on Doctoral Study of the University of Zagreb, Form DR.SC. -04, DR.SC. -09).
ECTS: The ECTS system shall not be applied.

 

TITLE OF COURSE: Research Methodology 7

 
STATUS OF COURSE/MODULE (REQUIRED/ELECTIVE): Required 
NAME OF COURSE/MODULE TEACHER: Aleksandar Lukić Dražen NjegačVuk Tvrtko Opačić
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IN COURSE/MODULE:
 Croatian, English 
NUMBER OF INSTRUCTION HOURS: 12

OUTLINE OF COURSE/MODULE CONTENT

Theoretical approaches and the typology of rurality

Discourses and approaches to rurality. Implications of selecting a theoretical approach to rurality for the research procedure (example: functional, politico-economical and concept of the social construction of rurality). Example of creating the typology of the rural and urbanised settlements in Croatia. Method: aggregative and disaggregative approaches in the typology of space. Selection of the variables. Multivariate analysis (factor and cluster analysis in creating the spatial typology). GIS use in creating the typology of a space.

Rural space: transformation, development and planning extra-urban areas

Research encompasses the general characteristics of rural area (discourses, definitions, models and separation criteria), the function of rural areas, factors of rural area transformation under conditions of modernisation and global processes, the population of rural areas, restructuring population density, changes in the rural economy, environment and landscape, functional organisation of rural areas and their role in regional development, typisation of rural areas, and planning their sustainable development. Research shall be based on cadastral, cartographic and statistical sources, augmented by the results of original research (mapping, polling), by the analytical synthesis method (comparative analysis and developmental indicator synthesis), modelling of development and integral (sectoral and spatial) planning of sustainable development of rural areas.

Suburbanisation

Models of the relation between the city and its surrounding area. Research into the suburbanisation process on the example of the Zagreb urban region. Methods: analysis of statistical data. Polling (drawing up questions, sample selection, direct filling in of questionnaires, uploading and processing of data in the SPSS programme). Cartographic visualisation of research results and drafting of thematic maps.


Transformation in the rural-urban fringe

Analysis of the processes of: suburbanisation, satellitisation, daily migration, central function in the periurban settlements, etc. Transformation of the landscape in the rural-urban fringe. Research methodology: field research, mapping and polling, processing and analysis of statistical data, analysis of cartographic images. Marginal areas in the system of urban regions.

Tourism and recreation in urban and rural areas

The spatial implications of tourism and recreation in cities and rural areas – physiognomic, economic, socio-cultural, environmental. Tourism on rural small holdings. Case study: tourism and recreation as a spatial transformation factor in Island of Krk settlements. Tourism and recreation in protected areas near to and within the city – case study: Medvednica Nature Park, Maksimir Park. Research Methods: statistical analysis, direct polling method, in-depth interview method, visualisation of spatial data with the aid of thematic cartographic displays.

Second home tourism in local communities

The concept of research into second home tourism in the receptive second home areas. Physiogonomical, economic, socio-cultural and environmental influences and the consequences of weekend cottage tourism in the local communities – case study of the Island of Krk – the Malinska settlement and Dobrinj district. Methodology of statistical monitoring of secondary recreational housing – examples from local and foreign sources. Research Methods: statistical analysis, direct polling method, in-depth interview method, visualisation of spatial data with the aid of thematic cartographic displays.

 

READING LIST 

Butler, R., Hall, C. M., Jenkins, J.(ur.),1998:Tourism and recreation in rural areas,Wiley, Chichester.
Lay V., 2003: Proizvodnja budućnosti Hrvatske: Integralna održivost kao koncept i kriterij, u: Društvena istraživanja 65-66, Održivi razvitak Hrvatske, Zagreb, 311-334.
Lukić, A., 2013: Tourism, farm diversification and plurality of rurality: case study of Croatia, European Countryside 5(4), 356-376.
Lukić, A., 2012: Mozaik izvan  grada – tipologija ruralnih i urbaniziranih naselja Hrvatske, Meridijani, Samobor.
Lukić A., Prelogović V. i Pejnović D., 2005: Suburbanizacija i kvaliteta življenja u zagrebačkom zelenom prstenu - primjer općine Bistra, Hrvatski geografski glasnik, 67(2), 85-106.
Njegač,  D.,  Gašparović,  S.,  Stipešević,  Z.,  2010:  Promjene  u  funkcionalno-prostornoj  strukturi Osijeka nakon 1991. godine, Hrvatski geografski glasnik 72 (2), 101-121
Njegač, D., Gašparović, S., Stipešević, Z., 2012: Promjene u morfološkoj strukturi Osijeka nakon 1991. godine, Acta Geographica Croatica 38 (2010.-2011.), 59-73
Pejnović, D., 2005: „Održivi razvoj naseljenosti na krškom području Hrvatske“, Zbornik prvog savjetovanja Hrvatski krš i gospodarski razvoj (ur. B. Biondić i J. Božičević), Centar za krš Gospić/Zagreb, Zagreb, 19-31. 
Pejnović, D., Lukić, A., 2010: Dinamički i strukturni problem ruralnih područja u tranzicijskim zemljama: primjer Hrvatske, Zbornik znanstvenog skupa Ruralni prostori Jugoistočne Europe između lokalizacije i globalizacije (ur. S. Musa), Geografsko društvo Hercegovine, Mostar, 73-93. 
Prelogović, V., Lukić, A. i Pejnović D., 2004: Labour, Provisioning and Immigration as Indicators of Zagreb's Suburbanization: The Case of Bistra Minicipality, Dela 22, 113-128.
Opačić, V. T., 2012: Vikendaštvo u hrvatskom priobalju: jučer, danas, sutra, Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada, Zagreb.
Opačić, V. T., Lukić, A., Fürst-Bjeliš, B., 2005: Sustainable development of recreation and tourism in the protected areas of Croatia: issues and indicators, Problemi na geografijata 3-4, 209-223.
Page, S. J., Hall, C. M., 2003: Managing urban tourism, Prentice Hall, Harlow. 
Pavlaković-Koči, V., Pejnović, D., 2005: Polarization of Regional Economic Development in Croatia: Trends and Challenges in a New Geographic Reality, Hrvatski geografski glasnik 67(2), 5-19. 
Strange T., Bayley, A. (2008): Sustainable Development-Linking economy, society, environment, OECD Insights, Paris, 1-141.
Vresk, M., (1990): Grad u regionalnom i urbanom planiranju, Školska knjiga, Zagreb.
Williams, S. (2003): Tourism and recreation, Prentice Hall, Harlow.

DESCRIPTION OF INSTRUCTION METHODS 

Lectures and consultations. Each course teacher shall deliver 2-4 lectures, depending on the representation of the theme and methodology. 
DESCRIPTION OF COURSE/MODULE REQUIREMENTS 
Regular attendance at lectures. Giving form to the methodological framework of his/her own research. Fulfilment of obligations shall be confirmed by the course teachers by their signatures in the student’s record book (Index). 
DESCRIPTION OF MONITORING OF TEACHING QUALITY 
The mechanisms of institutional monitoring of teaching quality (the Regulations on Doctoral Study of the University of Zagreb, Form DR.SC. -04, DR.SC. -09). 
ECTS: The ECTS system shall not be applied.