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Case study: Holyrood

Let’s investigate the use of quantitative methods by taking a further look at the Scottish parliament project, Holyrood.

Read the following article titled ‘Experts warn £414m Scottish Parliament building might not last 40 years’ (Aitken 2017 )

Alongside the article showing the [timeline of the Holyrood project (BBC 2004) to have more detailed information on the project before carrying out the associated task that follows.

Your task

Developing on the resources provided above conduct an investigation to further identify the construction and non construction issues that were inherent to the case.

How would a quantitative approach to research address these issues?

Try to include peer-reviewed academic journals in your investigation. You can use the online resources available from the Coventry University Library to discover relevant articles.

You may also find the Google Scholar search engine helpful in finding academic content.

Share a Coventry Harvard Reference of your findings.

Remember that if your example is available online you should site the link in your reference.


Aitken M. (2017) ‘Experts warn £414m Scottish Parliament building might not last 40 years’. *The Daily Record.’ [online] 17 September. available from [05 June 2018]

BBC (2004) ‘Timeline: Holyrood’ [online] available from [05 June 2018]

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Quantitative Research Methods and Contemporary Issues

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