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Advanced Research Methods in the Built Environment

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ISBN-10: 1405161108

ISBN-13: 9781405161107

Edition: 2009

Authors: Andrew Knight, Leslie Ruddock, Les Ruddock

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This book discusses the common topics raised by postgraduate researchers and offers a wealth of clear insights from a unique collection of seasoned and respected researchers.
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Book details

List price: $90.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232

Dr Andrew Knight, Principal Lecturer, School of Architecture, Design & Built Environment, Nottingham Trent UniversityProfessor Les Ruddock, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Business, Law & the Built Environment, and Professor of Construction & Property Economics, University of Salford

Contents
Foreword
Preface
Contributor List
Methodological pluralism in construction management
Architectural research
Legal research
Feminist research
Approaches to economic analysis and modelling
Epistemology
Scientific theories
Grounded theory
Case study research
Interviews: a negotiated partnership
Questionnaire design and factor analysis
Using software to analyse qualitative data
Getting started in quantitative analysis
Artificial neural network modelling techniques for applied civil and construction engineering research
Social Network Analysis
Managing the thesis
Getting your research published in refereed journals
Researcher attitudes and motivation
Built environment futures research: the need for foresight and scenario learning