Research Methods for Construction by Richard F. Fellows; Anita M. M. Liu.
Publication Date: 2015 4th ed.
Will help instil rigour into your problem-solving, reports and publications. It will be of value to construction, surveying, architecture and civil engineering students undertaking research at whatever level. It remains one of the few books to provide guidance on research formulation, methodologies and methods. It discuss the key issues in research and examines primary approaches, both qualitative and quantitative. The methods adopted for scientific and engineering experiments, model building and simulations are discussed, as well as those employed for research into management, social and economic issues. It examines the requirements for data and analysis, including the important statistical considerations and a range of qualitative techniques that enable researchers to appreciate what needs to be evaluated in devising how research may be carried out effectively and efficiently.