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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds Hello I hope you have enjoyed the materials and you’ve had the taste of the importance of research in addressing some of the issues in our construction industry. You should now be confident in answering the question ‘what does philosophy have to offer us as project management professionals and academics?’ And in creating your own proposal to engage with research in a new and exciting way. Thank you for using the discussion board to connect with other users from around the world. We know that peer review and discussion is an essential tool for effective learning and the FutureLearn platform is focussed on facilitating learning through social interaction.

Skip to 0 minutes and 50 seconds In the following short courses we continue to explore research in more depth to give you the skills needed to apply research to real world construction projects enhancing your career potential. It has been a pleasure guiding you through the learning journey so far and I look forward to welcoming you in the weeks to come. See you soon.

Review of the course

In the second week of this course, we have looked at research philosophies in construction project cost management. In the closing video for this course, Dr Daisy Nwaozuzu looks back over some of the topics this short course has covered and revisits the big question that started you off on your learning journey.

This week you have …

  • Explored some of the research philosophies which underpin the research process
  • Examined the difference between research questions, aims and objectives
  • Discovered different research methodologies and methods
  • Written your own draft research proposals and reviewed a proposal from one of your peers

Your task

Over this short course we have reflected on the big question: What does research philosophy have to offer us as project management professionals and academics? Look back over the notes you have made over the past two weeks:

  • Has your answer to this question changed? How?

  • What have been the most significant issues for you personally?

  • Has your view changed as a result of your learning?

Looking back in your learning log, are there still questions that haven’t been answered? Where could you find the answers to your questions?

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Research for Construction Management

Coventry University