An introduction to experimental design research

Cash, Philip and Stanković, Tino and Štorga, Mario (2016) An introduction to experimental design research. = An introduction to experimental design research. In: Experimental Design Research - Approaches, Perspectives, Applications. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 3-12. ISBN 78-3-319-33779-1

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Design research brings together influences from the whole gamut of social, psychological, and more technical sciences to create a tradition of empirical study stretching back over 50 years (Horvath 2004 ; Cross 2007). A growing part of this empirical tradition is experimental, which has gained in importance as the field has matured. As in other evolving disciplines, e.g. behavioural psychology, this maturation brings with it ever-greater scientific and methodological demands (Reiser 1939 ; Dorst 2008). In particular, the experimental paradigm holds distinct and significant challenges for the modern design researcher. Thus, this book brings together leading researchers from across design research in order to provide the reader with a foundation in experimental design research ; an appreciation of possible experimental perspectives ; and insight into how experiments can be used to build robust and significant scientific knowledge. This chapter sets the stage for these discussions by introducing experimental design research, outlining the various types of experimental approach, and explaining the role of this book in the wider methodological context.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords (Croatian): design science, experimental studies, research methods
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 100 Department of Design
100 Department of Design > 110 Chair of Design
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 09:05
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 12:43

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