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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


Research methodology—general/comprehensiveGo to top of page

Borden, Iain and Katerina Ruedi. The Dissertation: An Architecture Student's Handbook. Oxford, Boston: Architectural Press, 2000.
Arch Stx NA2108 B67 2000

Dawson, Catherine. Practical Research Methods: A User-Friendly Guide to Mastering Research Techniques and Projects. Oxford: How-To Books, 2002.
Internet Access.

De Jong, T.M. and D.J.M. Van Der Voordt. Ways to Study and Research Urban, Architectural and Technical Design. Delft, Netherlands: DUP Science, 2002.
Arch Stx NA2750 W39 2002

Gray, Carole and Julian Malins. Visualizing Research: A Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design. Aldershot, Hants, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2004.
Arch Stx NK1170 G68 2004

Groat, Linda and David Wang. Architectural Research Methods. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002.
Arch Stx NA2000 G76 2002

Laurel, Brenda, ed. Design Research: Methods and Perspectives. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.
Lied Stx. TA174 D483 2003

Mitchell, C. Thomas. Redefining Designing: From Form to Experience. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993. [See especially Chapter two: Design Research].
Arch Stx NA2750 M56 1993

Mitra, Ananda and Sam Lankford. Research Methods in Park, Recreation, and Leisure Services.Champaign, IL: Sangamore Pubs., 1999.
Internet Access.

Sanoff, Henry. Integrating Programming, Evaluation and Participation in Design. Aldershop, UK: Avebury, 1992.
Arch Stx NA2728.S25 1992

----. Visual Research Methods in Design. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991.
Arch Stx NA2750 S25 1991

Wehrli, Robert. Environmental Design Research: How To Do It and How To Apply It. NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1986.
Arch Stx TA170 W44 1986

Research – case study methodGo to top of page

Francis, Mark. A Case Study Method for Landscape Architects. Washington, D.C.: Landscape Architecture Foundation, 1999.
Arch Stx SB472 F73 1999

See also the chapter in Architectural Research Methods [Groat and Wang] on the case study method.

Research – post occupancy evaluationsGo to top of page

Preiser, Wolfgang F. E., Harvey Z. Rabinowitz, and Edward T. White. Post-Occupancy Evaluation. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1988.
Arch Stx NA2750.P69 1988

Research – survey techniquesGo to top of page

Alreck, Pamela L. and Robert B. Settle. The Survey Research Handbook. 2nd ed. Chicago : Irwin, 1995.
Lied: HN29 .A46 1995b.

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.
Arch Stx HD7286 .H68 1995

Research – qualitativeGo to top of page

Lincoln, Yvonna S. Naturalistic Inquiry. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1985.
Lied Stx B828.2 L56 1985

Miles, Matthew B. and A. Michael Huberman. Qualitative Data Analysis : An Expanded Sourcebook. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1994.
Lied Stx H62 .M437 1994

Research -- quantitativeGo to top of page

Hashem, Zouheir A. Research Methods for Architects and Construction Managers. Las Vegas: International Consulting Engineers, 2004.
Arch Stx NA2005 H37 2004

Research – environmental psychologyGo to top of page
Baum, Andrew and Jerome E. Singer, eds. Methods and Environmental Psychology. Hillsdale, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1985.
Lied Stx BF353 M47 1985

Research – environmental behaviorGo to top of page

Bechtel, Robert B., Robert W. Marans, and William Michelson. Methods in Environmental and Behavioral Research. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1987.
Lied and Arch Stx BF353 M48 1987

Friedmann, Arnold , Craig Zimring, and Ervin Zube. Environmental Design Evaluation. NY: Plenum Press, 1978.
Arch Stx NA2542.35 F75

Harrigan, John E. Human Factors Research: Methods and Applications for Architects and Interior Designers. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1987.
Arch Stx NA2542.4 H37x 1987

Sommer, Barbara and Robert Sommer. A Practical Guide to Behavioral Research: Tools and Techniques. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Lied Stx H62 .S724734 1997 . 5th ed. Nevada State College. H62 S724734 2002.

Research – ethnographicGo to top of page

Clifford, James and George E. Marcus. Writing Culture: the Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1986.
Lied Stx GN307.7 .W75 1986

Research – psychologyGo to top of page

Elmes, David G., Barry H. Kantowitz, and Henry L. Roediger III. Research Methods in Psychology. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole Pub., 1999.
Lied Stx BF76.5 E44 1999

Meltzoff, Julian. Critical Thinking About Research : Psychology and Related Fields. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 1998.
Lied Stx BF76.5 .M45 1998

Research – social sciencesGo to top of page

Bickman, Leonard and Debra J. Rog, eds. Handbook of Applied Social Science Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage publications, 1998.
Lied stx. H62 H24534

 

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Revised 8/05




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