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Qualitative and quantitative research in the built environment: application of "mixed" research approach: a conceptual framework to measure FM performance

Amaratunga, Dilanthi, Baldry, D., Sarshar, M. and Newton, R.A. (2002) Qualitative and quantitative research in the built environment: application of "mixed" research approach: a conceptual framework to measure FM performance. Work Study, 20 (1). pp. 17-31. ISSN 0043-8022

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Abstract

Built environment research consists of cognitive and affective, as well as behavioural, components. Existing built environment research utilises either strong qualitative or, more often, strong quantitative methodologies. Aims to discuss some of the philosophical issues that would be considered when undertaking academic research into the built environment. Considers the available research options or paradigms and suggests ways in which a researcher can make an informed and sensible decision as to how to proceed. The main dimensions of the debate about the relative characteristics and merits of quantitative and qualitative methodology are outlined, developing the argument that the use of a single methodology often fails to explore all of these components. The use of a mixed methods approach is suggested to counteract this weakness and to enhance research into the built environment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
School of Art, Design and Architecture > Global Disaster Resilience Centre
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2016 11:11
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:11
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/28095

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