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Research skills are paramount in the increasingly specialised world we live in. This subject provides you with an opportunity to conduct research on a topic of your choice, pertaining to construction. You will be focusing on the middle to final stages of research: from research design to interpreting research results and presenting them in writing, graphically and orally. The subject uses seminars with all students to share knowledge and advancement but mostly capitalises on one-on-one mentoring and supervision from dedicated supervisors to progress your research. You will use and build upon knowledge and materials acquired and developed in Research in Construction (ABPL90358) to inform your final research thesis.
Intended learning outcomes
- Design/revise a research method and apply it to provide an answer to a previously developed research question;
- Demonstrate intellectual independence in research design and by interpreting research results and linking them to existing knowledge;
- Revisit your research design, appreciating the iterative nature of research; and
- Effectively communicate research through a written manuscript, data visualisation (where applicable) and an oral presentation.
On completion of the subject students should have developed the skills required to:
- Conduct research in the built environment;
- Think critically;
- Communicate strategically;
- Manage time;
- Behave ethically in situations where knowledge creation and/or usage are required.
Last updated: 3 November 2022