This course introduces the principles, procedures, and ethics that are fundamental to scientific research. Through a modular approach, this course will introduce the following qualitative and quantitative research methodologies: surveys, experimental, field data, case studies, and numerical. Topics within each module will include scientific approaches for developing research design including literature review, data gathering, measurement strategies and the use of analytical software, statistical analysis of data, and presentation of findings. Various information resources relevant to the building science field will be explored including database searches, journal publications, conference papers, and other technical publications. After taking this course, students will be expected to understand the structure of scientific research as well as critically compare and contrast the different research methodologies with other students in the course. Students will also be expected to communicate their findings clearly and concisely through written assignments, a research report, and class presentations.
Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.
Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 09 15 Weeks
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Effective as of Fall 2021
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