Research Methods for Designers

Research Methods for Designers

In this course, students learn how to cultivate a thoughtful research agenda while situating their work and its contribution within the broader landscape of scholarship. Topics cover the full life-cycle of the research process, including: identifying a research question; evaluating justification and significance; developing a conceptual framework; implementing a work plan; gathering, managing, and analyzing data using qualitative and quantitative methods; prototyping an argument; communicating research through writing and visualization; and presenting and publishing work. The course is open to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in all design fields who have an active research interest or a desire to find one. It is a prerequisite for Interior Architecture students interested in pursuing an independent thesis project in the Spring.

Fall 2021 | University of Tennessee

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