Research is a way to generate new insights and new concepts for design in a systematic way. Einstein once said: ‘If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?’ Research is exploring new realms and finding answers beyond the state of the art. It is the cornerstone on which all progress in our modern society is founded. Methodology shows us the way how to conduct research in a systematic and reliable way. In the course research methodology for building technology you will learn how to set-up a technical-scientific research framework for experimental research, simulations, surveys, case studies and research by design; and how to consistently and coherently report the results of such research.