In 2002, Linda Groat and David Wang published a text on research methods specifically aimed at architectural scholars and practitioners. With the growth in pressure on academic staff in architectural schools around the world to improve research performance this text is timely. Also, the increasing importance of research postgraduate qualifications across the architectural profession and in related specialist areas (heritage conservation, architectural science, architectural computing, etc.) means that more and more people with architectural training are seeking research skills. For these reasons a text like Groat and Wang’s Architectural Research Methods is not only useful for people who are learning research skills, but also for people who have already developed research skills and are interested in developing a wider understanding of the hermeneutical and epistemological dimension of architecture.
Nexus Network Journal: Architecture and Mathematics Vol. 6, Issue 1, p. 51-53