Session 1 18 Jan Introduction: Scope, approaches, materials, tasks, and research ethics (LR423 this session)
Reference Texts (not included in e-reader):
Mark Israel & Iain Hay, (2011). Research Ethics for Social Scientists. London, UK: SAGE.
Assignment 18 Jan Introduction to Assignments
Session 2 25 Jan Methodologies
Geoffrey Broadbent, “Architecture and the Human Sciences.” in Geoffrey Broadbent. Design in Architecture: Architecture and the Human Sciences. United Kingdom: Surrey, 1978, pp. 73-86.
Michael.Q. Patton , “The Nature of Qualitative Inquiry” in Qualitative Evaluation Methods. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2002, pp. 9-34.
Library *29 Jan First Slot: 10.00 am (duration: 2hr15min), Location: CL Training Room, Central Library Level 6
*19 Feb Second Slot: 2pm (duration 2hr15min), Location: CL Training Room, Central Library Level 6
Session 3 1 Feb Authorial Positions: Author, writing, text
Trevor Barnes and James Duncan, “Introduction: Writing Worlds”, in Writing Worlds: discourse, texts and metaphors in the representation of landscape. London : Routledge, 1991, pp. 1-17.
Roland Barthes, “The Death of the Author”, in Roland Barthes. Image, Music, Text. London: Fontana Books, 1977, pp. 142-148.
Session 4 8 Feb Determining and framing hypotheses
W.I. B. Beveridge, “Hypothesis”, in The Art of Scientific Investigation. London: W. Heinemann, 1957, pp. 41-52.
Dennis Forcese and Stephen Richter “Models, Hypotheses and Theory”, in Social Research Methods. Prentice Hall, 1973, pp. 37-52.
Session 5 15 Feb Framing the Topic/Question
David Fischer, “Fallacies of Question Framing”, in Historians’ Fallacies: toward a logic of historical thought. NY: Harper & Row, 1970, pp. 3-39.
Iain Borden and Jane Rendell, “From Chamber to Transformer: Epistemological Challenges and Tendencies in the Intersection of Architectural Histories and Critical Theories”, In Iain Borden and Jane Rendell (eds.), Intersections: Architectural Historians and Critical Theories, London: Routledge, 2000, pp. 3-23.
Reading, Writing, Language
Session 6 22 Feb Archives and Literature Review
John W. Creswell, “Review of the Literature”, in Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2003, pp. 27-48.
Victor Lieberman, “Rethinking Southeast Asia”, in Strange Parallels: Southeast Asia in Global Context, c.800-1830, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp 6-23.
Assignment: Literature Review Assignment (10%) DUE IN CLASS
23 Feb- 3 Mar Semester Break
Session 7 8 Mar Re-reading the Modern / Imagining the Region
Sarah Williams Goldhagen, “Coda: Reconceptualizing the Modern”, in Anxious Modernisms: Experimentations in Post-war Architectural Culture, 2000, pp. 301-323.
Abidin Kusno, “Imagining Regionalism, Re-Fashioning Orientalism: Some Current Architectural Discourses in Southeast Asia” in Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 45-61. Singapore: Department of Architecture, N.U.S.
Session 8 15 Mar Fieldwork and Evidence
William Foote Whyte, “Observational Methods”, in Learning from the Field: a guide from experience, Newbury Park, California: Sage Publications, 1984, pp. 83-96.
James Clifford, “Spatial Practices: Fieldwork, Travel, and the Disciplining of Anthropology”, in Routes: Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1997, pp. 52-91.
Assignment: Proposal of Methods and Limitations Assignment (10%) DUE IN CLASS
Session 9 22 Mar Visual Representation
Edward Tufte, “Graphical Excellence”, in Edward Tufte, Visual Representation of Quantitative Information, Cheshire, Connecticut: Graphics Press, 1983, pp. 13-77.
John Berger, Ways of Seeing, London: Penguin Books, 1972, pp. 7-33.
Assignment: Visual Representation Assignment (10%) DUE IN CLASS
29 Mar Public Holiday (No Class)
Session 10 5 Apr Analysis of Buildings and Objects
Dell Upton, “Architecture in Everyday Life”, in New Literary History, Vol. 33 No. 4, Autumn 2002, pp. 707-723.
Timothy Mitchell, 'Orientalism and the Exhibitionary Order', in Nicholas Mirzoeff (ed.), The Visual Culture Reader London: Routledge, 1998, pp. 293-303.
Session 11 12 Apr Discussion of Research Projects: Issues, Problems and Ethical Considerations
Session 12 19 April Conclusion & Submission of Final Research Proposal
Borden, I. and Ruedi, K, The Dissertation: An Architectural Students’ Handbook, Oxford: Architectural Press, 2000. (NA2108Bor CL Ref 8)
Hamilton, A, Writing Dissertations, RIBA Publications, London 1990. (LB2369Ham.)
Day, Robert, How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. Phoenix: The Oryx Press, 1988.