Architectural Research Methods, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118415477
  • ISBN-13: 9781118415474
  • DDC: 720.072
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 480 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This introductory guide for anyone wishing to conduct research on an aspect of the built environment comprehensively addresses the full range of research methods  available.  From a building component to a room, a building, a neighborhood, or an urban center, Architectural Research Methods employs real-life examples of how good research can be used, from project inception to completion. Completely revised throughout, this standard text on the topic looks at current trends and innovations in research, and discusses interdiscinary involvement with design/build, sustainability and policy, urban design, prodcut design, and product. systems.  New coverage of design studio-based research will show how the strategies described in the book can be employed in that context, and new discussion of the use of digital media to help frame the scope of ones research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Domain of Architectural Research.
2: The Scope of This Book.
3: Does Design Equal Research?.
4: Systems of Inquiry and Standards of Research Quality.
5: What's Your Purpose? From Theory Building to Design Application.
6: What's Your Question? Literature Review and Research Design.
7: Seven Research Strategies.
8: Historical Research.
9: Qualitative Research.
10: Correlational Research.
11: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research.
12: Simulation Research.
13: Logical Argumentation.
14: Case Studies and Combined Strategies.
Author Index.
Subject Index.