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Join the weekly podcast of my lectures from my course AD418 Research Methods for Art + Design.
This course is especially developed to provide anthropologically-based qualitative research methods training for creative conceptualization for designers, artists, architects, urban planners, social workers, and design anthropologists. The course covers the basics of secondary research, primary research, analysis, visual communication, and presentation skills.
Week 01: Course Overview
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The first week I introduce the key concepts in the course including Alan Barnard's idea that theory consists of Questions, Assumptions, Methods, and Evidence; Complexity and changes in contemporary creative processes; Ethics and creative conceptualization; the toolkits of Anthropology and Ethnography; creative control and the Scope of Impact, and Grounded Making.
The second week I provide an overview of the (1) the five questions asked in proposals, (2) the four stages of research, (3) secondary vs. primary research and sources, (4) typology of research elements, (5) documentation sources, and (6) “text” beyond text.
Week 03: Ethics and Sampling
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The third week the class co-participants and I have a good discussion about ethics in research with human subjects. We watched a film of the Milgram Experiments in Obedience. We discussed sampling techniques.