Research Design/Design Research

Design Research Methods, British Columbia

University of Minnesota - Understanding Research Study Designs
"In order to find the best possible evidence, it helps to understand the basic designs of research studies. The following basic definitions and examples of clinical research designs follow the “levels of evidence.”"

Research Methods Knowledge Base : Design
The Research Methods Knowledge Base is a comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods.

Performance Studies Methods Class
NYU syllabus has list of recommended readings regarding Research Design, including:
"What is Research Design?" from De Vaus, D. A. 2001. Research design in social research. London: SAGE.

10 best resources on … mixed methods research in health systems
"Mixed methods research is especially important in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) settings, where understanding social, economic and cultural contexts are essential to assess health systems performance."

Guidelines for Designing a Clinical Study Protocol

Critical Evaluation of Clinical Research Study Designs

Society for Medical Anthropology - Qualitative Research Methods Resources

Design Research

A Brief History of Design Thinking: How Design Thinking Came to 'Be'

Design Research: What Is It and Why Do It?
"Design research is foundational to creating products, services, and systems that respond to human needs."
"By ‘design research’, I mean research specifically undertaken to support the strategic design and development of products, services, and programs."

Explorative Materiality and Knowledge: The Role of Creative Exploration and Artefacts in Design Research

Management of Multi-Method Engineering Design Research
Pivot Thinking: The Neuroscience of Design

Qualitative Methods in Design Research
Qualitative Research is "concerned with the meanings people attachto their experiences of the social world and how they make sense of that world," "studies people in their natural settings rather than in artificial or experimental ones," and "watches people in their own territory can thus entail observing, joining in (participant observation), talking to people (interviews, focus groups and informal chatting) and reading what they have written."

Validating Design Methods & Research: The Validation Square

Researching Paradigms

Competing Paradigms in Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research Guidelines Project

Literature that Attempts to Bridge Paradigms
Fritjof Capra, Director of the Center of Ecoliteracy, UC Berkeley
The Web of Life
The Tao of Physics

Michio Kaku, Physicist, Theoretical Physicist, City College & CUNY
The Future of The Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Rong Chen, M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
The Dao of Graphic Design---A Study of Interrelationship between the Daodejing in Chinese Daoism and Graphic Design

James Miller, Daoist Studies
Daoism and Development

Frontiers in Psychology, Consciousness Research
Online Journal

Seattle Metaphysical Library Book Reviews
Books in a library/bookstore that specializes in Metaphysical literature

Examples of Research

Dr. Tyrone Hayes - Silencing the Independent Scientist
UH Mānoa Art Auditorium, May 18, 2014
UC Berkeley Professor presents his findings on 15 years of research on Atrazine and his struggle with Syngenta Corporation.
This is an example of the importance of solid research methodology, and the effects that well-done research can have on communities. The recorded livestream of the entire presentation (including QnA session) can be found here:

Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Implications for Participatory Research and Community
This article discusses the need for cultural values to inform research design in order to conduct ethical research within indigenous and other minority communities.

American Indian Research and Program Evaluation Methodology

Medical Anthropology