This course introduces the issues, principles and procedures that are fundamental in scientific research. It introduces research methodologies and techniques for identifying research problems and goals. Topics include scientific approaches for developing research design including data gathering, literature survey, experimental designs, measurement strategies, statistical analysis of data, database searches, the use of available analytic software resources, and presentations of findings. Various information resources will be explored including emerging resources such as technical society publications and the internet. Students will be expected to understand and develop profiles of research approaches and share, compare and contrast them with other students in the course.
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Research Methods for Construction
Richard F. Fellows, Anita M. M. Liu
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