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Methods and strategies for bridging the design practitioner-researcher gap

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dc.contributor.advisor Phillips, Ronald G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wampler, J. Susan, 1949- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-25T14:31:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-25T14:31:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Fall en_US
dc.identifier.other WamplerJ-120910-T616 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10555
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on April 6, 2011). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Ronald Phillips. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Architectural studies. en_US
dc.description.abstract The goal of this thesis is to confirm there is a continuing application gap by identifying current attitudes of design practitioners to the usefulness of EBR, preferred forms of communication of EBR, and reasons for lack of use of EBR. To achieve this goal, a survey instrument was developed and distributed to practicing architects whose demographics closely mimicked those from a previous study by Schmidt (1984). Responses were recorded, confirmed, transformed in to statistically significant sets then analyzed and compared to like data sets from two previous studies on the application gap - Schmidt (1984) and Merrill (1973). The study findings provide insight in to the perceptions held by practitioners about EBR - specifically its usefulness, preferred forms of communication, and why they may not use EBR. These findings, when compared to two previous studies by Schmidt (1984) and Merrill (1973), and supported by findings from Karpan (2005), show little change in attitude of design practitioners towards EBR - they believe EBR useful but rarely use it. The implication of the results from the current study suggests further study needs to occur before this application gap can be bridged. Suggestions on how to bridge the application gap are included in this study and range from support of suggestions from Schmidt, Merrill, and Karpan as well as proposing new considerations. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 121 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2010 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject Environment-Behavior Research en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture -- Human factors en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architectural design en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture -- Environmental aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Communication in design en_US
dc.title Methods and strategies for bridging the design practitioner-researcher gap en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Architectural studies en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b82193484
dc.identifier.oclc 714155112 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses


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