Quantitative Computational Experiment (QCE): An Alternative Post-Positivist Experimental Research Strategy Of Inquiry For Design Studies
One of the most important aspects for development of valid results in academic research is selection of the appropriate research methodology. Contemporary research in design studies confronts the rapid expansion of emerging high-tech trends. Correspondingly, an adapted research methodology is required to meet the needs of current circumstances. This paper articulates employment of a quantitative computational research methodology for design studies. The research framework, implementation and validations are expressed in details. Computational charrette test method and computational emulation reasoning and representation are incorporated in order to validate the discussed research methodology outputs. In summary, the developed research methodology is articulated in details to enable further exploitations in academic research and practices.
Index terms- Quantitative Computation Experiment (QCE); Social Science Research; Design Cognition; Research Methodology; Design Studies