For courses in Research Methods, Design Research, Design Thesis, or Dissertation Preparation.
Evidence-Based Design: A Process for Research and Writing serves as a guide to help students conceptualize and formulate their design ideas and then to evaluate and test those ideas through a succinct, organized process. The result is the culmination of a comprehensive document that articulates a design concept and justifies key design attributes. Step-by-step, students are guided through the process of writing a robust, research-based document geared towards empirical design research. From developing a critical position to performing a thorough review of the literature to providing an overview of common research methods, this text is a perfect guide for students producing an evidence-based thesis or dissertation.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Call for Methods-Based Research
Chapter Two: Importance of Citations
Chapter Three: Developing a Line of Logic
Chapter Four: Formation of a Topic and Argument
Chapter Five: Review of Literature
Chapter Six: Issues in Research
Chapter Seven: Methods
Chapter Eight: Site Analysis and Case Studies
Chapter Nine: Surveys, Interviews and Observations
Chapter Ten: Historical Analysis Method and Photo Analysis Method
Chapter Eleven: Experimentation and Computer Modeling
Chapter Twelve: The Final Phase
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$39.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-237765-2