The Study of Design Research Methodology

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Y. Reich

Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 Israel

J. Mech. Des 117(2A), 211-214 (Jun 01, 1995) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826124 History: Received October 01, 1993; Revised January 01, 1995; Online December 11, 2007


Studies on design research methodology are infrequent, although there is a consensus that more effort is needed for improving design research quality. Previous calls for exercising better research methodology have been unsuccessful. As numerous studies reveal, there is no single scientific methodology that is exercised in science or in any other research practice. Rather, research methodologies are socially constructed. Since some constructions are better than others for different purposes, it becomes valuable to study different methodologies and their influence on research practice and results. Proposals for such studies are offered.

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