A Comparative Study on Research Strategies for the Architectural Design Evaluation

  • Han, Seung-Hoon (School of Architecture, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Moon, Jin-Woo (Biohousing Research Institute, Chonnam National University)
  • Received : 2010.08.09
  • Published : 2010.12.30


The aim of this paper is to evaluate the methodological strategies for the architectural design field of study mainly focused on qualitative and quantitative research designs. Firstly, this paper addresses the characteristics of the six approaches including their methodological aspects in general. Each strategy is assessed by the different approaches to give full insights in it. Secondly, it distinguishes the differences among six research approaches especially derived from qualitative and quantitative research designs. The differences are discussed in terms of the strengths and weaknesses of each strategy. Finally, this paper attempts to discuss about possible applications for introducing approaches to the research topic with which the exemplified research topic, a design evaluation system, deals. To investigate the applicability of the design methods employed, the following topic has been stated; how to develop a design evaluation system and what to be considered for unfolding the thrown topic in terms of strategic approaches in the field of architectural design researches reviewed through the study.


Research Design;Research Methodology;Comparative Study;Qualitative Research;Quantitative Research


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