Children's hospital design through participatory approaches: A methodological perspective

Elham Sfandyarifard, Patricia Tzortzopoulos

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The expertise of end users' in the development of new building is acknowledged in participatory design. Participation in a design process provides children with valuable opportunities for voicing their views and ensures that the relevant customer (children) requirements are available in all phases of process, and that they are not lost when progressively transformed into design solutions. This paper aims to presents an overview of the research method adopted for the study on participation of children in design process of children's hospital. Research methodology is the application of various systematic methods and techniques that create new knowledge. The selection of an appropriate research method influences the credibility of the research findings and is an important aspect of any research success. The paper brings forward the theoretical approach used in the research process from the theoretical underpinnings to the collection and analysis of data. It presents an example of case study research and describes challenges on the development of case studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOBRA 2011 - Proceedings of RICS Construction and Property Conference
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors International Research Conference - University of Salford , Salford, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sep 201113 Sep 2011


ConferenceRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors International Research Conference
Abbreviated titleCOBRA 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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