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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, RDG, Baldry, D, Sarshar, M and Newton, RA 2002, 'Qualitative and quantitative research in the built environment: application of "mixed" research approach: a conceptual framework to measure FM performance' , Work Study (renamed International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management), 20 (1) , pp. 17-31.

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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
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Disaster Resilience
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Property and Facilities Management
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Work Study (renamed International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management)
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0043-8022
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2007 15:50
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/522

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