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.
Acknowledgments vii PART I The Domain of Architectural Research 1 Chapter 1 The Scope of This Book 3 Linda Groat Chapter 2 Does Design Equal Research? 21 Linda Groat and David Wang Chapter 3 Systems of Inquiry and Standards of Research Quality 63 Linda Groat Chapter 4 What s Your Purpose? From Theory Building to Design Application 101 David Wang and Linda Groat Chapter 5 What s Your Question? Literature Review and Research Design 141 David Wang and Linda Groat PART II Seven Research Strategies 171 Chapter 6 Historical Research 173 David Wang Chapter 7 Qualitative Research 215 Linda Groat Chapter 8 Correlational Research 263 Linda Groat Chapter 9 Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research 313 Linda Groat Chapter 10 Simulation Research 349 David Wang Chapter 11 Logical Argumentation 379 David Wang Chapter 12 Case Studies and Combined Strategies 415 Linda Groat Author Index 453 Subject Index 461