A field study is a general method for collecting data about resources, raw materials, and product that involves observation and interviewing. Data are collected about potentials, accessibilities, task flows, inefficiencies, and the organizational and physical environments of chemical parks.
ICPDC investigators observe resources and collect data and materials from various scientific and experimental sources. Observation may be either direct, where the investigator is actually present during the task, or indirect, where the task is done in the office. The method is useful to gather chemical parks requirements and also for studying currently executed processes and units.