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These are summarised below: You need to identify a problem supported by published materialsinvestigate the causes and possible solution. You might wish to investigate a problem on site, for example the causes of variation orders and its effect on the project outcome, or the problem of material management on site.
Alternatively, the research subject might cover an office procedure or the appraisal of a particular system. Here you will be investigating what should be done and what is actually done.
Your topic should be specific and narrow. For example, if you are conducting a detailed case study, do not investigate all the factors that may influence site productivity as a topic, but rather the influence of financial incentives on productivity.
You might be tempted to study job satisfaction in the building industry, but this again is too broad. A better way is to narrow it down and investigate job satisfaction of operatives who are working for small-size firms. Selecting a topic and writing the dissertation proposal 13 Narrowing through thinking and reading Final focus of research Figure 2.
Bouma and Atkinson comment: Most of the starting-points contain many issues and suggest many different avenues of research.
The questions we begin with are usually quite complex. They may sound simple, but they are probably far from it. If we are to narrow and focus the issues for research, we have to list the issues involved in the question.
We are then in a position to choose from that list, a question that will focus our attention on a narrowed problem.
What is new about your investigation?
This can take the form of case studies, a series of interviews, postal questionnaires or analysing archival data Chapters 4 and 5 discuss these approaches in detail.
Your topic should be in an area that you can have access to the necessary data for the successful completion of the dissertation. The subject and extent of the research should be within your intellectual and physical resource ability.
Last but not least, you should be interested in the subject of research. It is of no use if you do not like or enjoy the research subject. Hypothesis or key questions. The extent and degree of detail for your proposal should ideally take the following into account.Published: Mon, 5 Dec The name quantity surveyor conjures up a variety of different images in people’s imaginations.
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