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Module 14: Advanced Research - Research methods
There are several ways of approaching research in architecture studies,
including post occupancy studies, case studies, and technical studies.
Research can be done using quantitative and/or qualitative methods. Methods
can profitably be borrowed from other disciplines. Below are selected
sources in each of these areas. A more complete list is found at http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/rsrce/resguide/archrese.html
Borden, Iain and Katerina Ruedi. The Dissertation:
An Architecture Student's Handbook. Oxford, Boston: Architectural Press, 2000.
Dawson, Catherine. Practical Research Methods:
A User-Friendly Guide to Mastering Research Techniques and Projects. Oxford: How-To Books,
Gray, Carole and Julian Malins. Visualizing Research:
A Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design. Aldershot, Hants, England: Ashgate
Publishing Limited, 2004.
Groat, Linda and David Wang. Architectural Research
Methods. John Wiley & Sons,
Laurel, Brenda, ed. Design Research: Methods and
MIT Press, 2003.
Mitra, Ananda and Sam Lankford. Research Methods
in Park, Recreation, and Leisure Services.Champaign, IL: Sangamore Pubs., 1999.
Wehrli, Robert. Environmental Design Research:
How To Do It and How To Apply It. NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1986.
Research – case study method
See also the chapter in Architectural Research Methods [Groat and Wang] on the case study method.
Preiser, Wolfgang F. E., Harvey Z. Rabinowitz, and Edward T. White.
Post-Occupancy Evaluation. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1988.
Alreck, Pamela L. and Robert B. Settle. The Survey
2nd ed. Chicago : Irwin, 1995.
Despres, Carole and Denise Piche (eds.). Housing
Surveys: Advances in Theory and Methods. Quebec, Canada : Universite Laval, Centre de recherche
en amenagement et developpement, 1995.
Lincoln, Yvonna S. Naturalistic Inquiry. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage
Miles, Matthew B. and A. Michael Huberman. Qualitative
Data Analysis : An Expanded Sourcebook. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications,
Hashem, Zouheir A. Research Methods for Architects
and Construction Managers. Las Vegas: International Consulting Engineers, 2004.
Research – environmental psychology
Bechtel, Robert B., Robert W. Marans, and William Michelson. Methods
in Environmental and Behavioral Research. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold,
Friedmann, Arnold , Craig Zimring, and Ervin Zube. Environmental
Design Evaluation. NY: Plenum Press, 1978.
Sommer, Barbara and Robert Sommer. A Practical
Guide to Behavioral Research: Tools and Techniques. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Research – ethnographic
Elmes, David G., Barry H. Kantowitz, and Henry L. Roediger III. Research
Methods in Psychology. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole Pub., 1999.
Meltzoff, Julian. Critical Thinking About Research
: Psychology and Related Fields. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association,
Bickman, Leonard and Debra J. Rog, eds. Handbook
of Applied Social Science Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage publications, 1998.
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