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Doing Research in Design
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Introduction 1. Positioning the Designer 2. What Do Designers and Researchers Do? Thinking, Doing and Researching 3. Practice and Praxis, Reflection and Reflexivity 4. Thinking about Research: Methodology 5. Doing Research: From Methodologies to Methods 6. In the Picture: Ethnography and Observation 7. Understanding Through Story: Narratives 8. Using Case Studies and Mixed Methods 9. Action Research 10. Writing About Research Bibliography Index

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Doing Research in Design presents new ways of thinking about the relationship between design and research by positioning design as a social as well as a material practice.

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Christopher Crouch coordinates Higher Degrees by Research in the School of Communications and Arts at Edith Cowan University, Australia, and is Professor in the School of Art and Design, Southwest University, Chongqing, China. He is author of Modernism in Art, Design and Architecture (1999) and editor of Subjectivity, Creativity and the Institution (2009) and Contemporary Chinese Visual Culture: Tradition, Modernity and Globalisation (2010). Jane Pearce is Senior Lecturer in Education at Murdoch University, Australia, and author of Identity and Pedagogy: Critical Reflections on Teaching in a University (2008).

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The book is an excellent resource for teachers and research supervisors. -- Nigel Cross * Design Studies *
Fantastically concise but comprehensive text, accessible and relevant to both the expert designer and non-designer alike. * Clyde Doyle, Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Ireland *

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