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Architectural Research Methods

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2nd
ISBN13:

9780470908556

ISBN10:
0470908556
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/10/2013
Publisher(s):
Wiley
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Summary

The leading text on architectural research, Architectural Research Methods, Second Edition is completely revised throughout to include current trends and innovations in research, and discusses interdisciplinary involvement with design/build, sustainability and policy, urban design, product design, and product systems. This practical guide for architects and designers employs real-life examples of how good research can be used, from project inception to completion. New coverage of design studio-based research shows how the strategies described can be employed while new discussion of the use of digital media help frame the scope of research.

Author Biography

LINDA GROAT is Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

DAVID WANG is Professor of Architecture at Washington State University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements

PART I   THE DOMAIN OF ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH

Chapter 1 The Scope of This Book

Chapter 2 Does Design equal Research?

Chapter 3 Systems of Inquiry and Standards Of Research Quality

Chapter 4 What’s Your Purpose? From Theory Building To Design Application

Chapter 5 What’s Your Question? Literature Review And Research Design

PART IISEVEN RESEARCH STRATEGIES

Chapter 6 Historical Research

Chapter 7 Qualitative Research

Chapter 8 Correlational Research

Chapter 9 Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research

Chapter 10 Simulation and Modeling Research

Chapter 11 Logical Argumentation

Chapter 12 Case Studies and Combined Strategies

Personal Names Index

Subject Index


 



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