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.
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.
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