Research design and data collection techniques in investigating people-environment behaviour

Masran Saruwono, Fadzil Hassan, Zuhairuse Md Darus

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    Abstract

    This paper explains the research design and methodology for a study conducted on alterations made by people lived in urban houses in Malaysia. It begins with a brief review of literature on research approaches and methodology related to the study of the interaction between people and the environment, highlighting the area known as environment-behaviour (E-B) research. The literature had suggested that techniques of gathering data for studies on behaviour should be non-obtrusive in approach. Therefore, the generic questionnaire technique, for instance is not particularly appropriate. The review also found that many E-B studies have employed observational technique for data collection quite extensively. Some related works recently undertaken are briefly described in this paper. The floor plans analysis technique is another option which had been used to investigate behavioural phenomena. This relatively simple technique, by far, had not seemed to be taken further. The work reported in this paper has employed this technique as the main approach with notable success. The concluding part of the paper recommends that such a technique should be given due consideration by researchers of the built environment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09
    Pages212-217
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Waste Management, WWAI '09 - Canary Islands
    Duration: 1 Jul 20093 Jul 2009

    Other

    Other3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Waste Management, WWAI '09
    CityCanary Islands
    Period1/7/093/7/09

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    methodology
    built environment
    analysis
    plan

    Keywords

    • Content analysis
    • Environment-behaviour
    • Floor plan analysis
    • Research design

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
    • Waste Management and Disposal

    Cite this

    Saruwono, M., Hassan, F., & Darus, Z. M. (2009). Research design and data collection techniques in investigating people-environment behaviour. In Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09 (pp. 212-217)

    Research design and data collection techniques in investigating people-environment behaviour. / Saruwono, Masran; Hassan, Fadzil; Darus, Zuhairuse Md.

    Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09. 2009. p. 212-217.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Saruwono, M, Hassan, F & Darus, ZM 2009, Research design and data collection techniques in investigating people-environment behaviour. in Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09. pp. 212-217, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Waste Management, WWAI '09, Canary Islands, 1/7/09.
    Saruwono M, Hassan F, Darus ZM. Research design and data collection techniques in investigating people-environment behaviour. In Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09. 2009. p. 212-217
    Saruwono, Masran ; Hassan, Fadzil ; Darus, Zuhairuse Md. / Research design and data collection techniques in investigating people-environment behaviour. Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09. 2009. pp. 212-217
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