The Islamic University of Gaza
College of Engineering
Civil Engineering Department
Course Name : Research Methods in Engineering (ENGC 6263)
Instructor : Dr. Nabil I El Sawalhi.
Time : Saterday and Monday 15:00 to 18:00
Course Goals : The course is intended to give the student the knowledge of understanding of :
Introduce students to the research process.
Help students plan and manage their research.
Introduce a range of concepts and methodologies that student can apply to their own research.
Text Book :
Research Methods for Construction, 2008, Richard Fellows & Anita Liu, JohnWiley & SonsLtd, Third Edition
Business Research, Jill Collis and Roger Hussey, 2003, Palgrave macmillan, china.
Case Study Research: Design and Methods, , 2002, Robert K. Yin, Third Edition, Sage Publications, Inc.
Bell, J. 1993 Doing Your Research Project: A Guide For First Time Researchers in Education and Social Science.
Open University Press (2nd Edition) ISBN 0-33519094-4
Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students, 1998, S. G. Naoum, Butterworth-Heinemann
Course work 1 20% Week No 8
Course work 2 20% Week No 8
The influence of adopted methodology approaches on research outcome
Learning Activity 20% every two weeks
Research Paper 40% Week No 10
Paper Context 15%
Paper Content 15%
Paper Presentation 10%
Week 1: Introduction
Weeks 2 : Chapter 1: The Concept of Research
Weeks 3: Chapter 2: Research Topic
Weeks 4 : Chapter 3 : Research Process
Weeks 5 : Chapter 4: Research Design and Methodological Techniques
Weeks 6 : Chapter 5: Research Questions and Hypotheses
Week 7 : Chapter 6: Data Collection
Week 8 : Chapter 7: Analysing Data
Weeks 9 : Chapter 8: Ethics in research
Wee ks 10: Chapter 9: Results and Conclusions
Weeks 11: Chapter 10: Writing up
Weeks 12 : Paper Presentation
Weeks 13: Paper PresentationResearch Methods for constrction
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