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Abstract

This chapter provides a general description of the rationale for conducting the study and for organizing the book. How did the study come about? What is the overall approach to the study? What research question is asked? What is the hypothesis? Why is the study timely? Why is design review important? What is the purpose of the study? What is the rationale for data collection? What chapters are included and why? These questions will be addressed more generally here, but details will be provided in relevant chapters later.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Architecture and DesignLawrence Technological UniversitySouthfieldUSA

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