User-friendly, easy to dip into guide for all Built Environment students
Takes the reader from the stage of choosing a topic to writing a well-structured dissertation
Best case practice illustrated with numerous examples, case studies and references.
Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students covers topic selection, research planning, data collection and methodology, as well as structuring and writing the dissertation - in fact, everything needed for a successful write-up.
A new section advising students on the use of the SPSS software 'Statistical Package for Social Sciences' will help readers make the best use of this tool. New examples and references ensure that this new edition of the bestselling construction dissertation guide is right up to speed with current practice.
This is the ideal resource for students involved in research in Construction Management, Building and Quantity Surveying.
Shamil Naoum is a senior lecturer at the Department of Property, Surveying and Construction at London South Bank University. Before beginning his academic career he worked as a site engineer and project manager.
1. Introduction Part 1: Preparing the Ground and Reviewing the Literature 2. Selecting a Topic and Writing the Dissertation Proposal 3. Reviewing the Literature Part 2: Research Design and Methodology 4. Approaches to Data Collection 5. Techniques for Data Collection 6. Questionnaire Construction Part 3: Analysis and Preparation of the Results 7. Measurements and Probability 8. Analysis of the Results 9. Structuring and Writing the Dissertation 10. Dissertation Supervision and Assessment Appendices 1. Examples of Dissertation Proposals 2. London South Bank University: Example of a Questionnaire 3. Statistical Tables 4. Construction Industry Employee Injury Statistics 5. Using SPSS 6. Example of Presenting Interview Results in a Tabulated Format