Academic Catalog

BS504 CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN BUILDING SCIENCE

Course Code: 8540504
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Building Science
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SOOFA TAHRA ELAS ZKAN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

The problem: where it lies; what be its parts; how best describe it. Information: sources, modes, types and cost(s). Objectives: formulation and realization. Data: measures of location and dispersion; reliability and consistency; interpretation and inference. Data: frequency and other distributions. Probability: dependent and independent events; the random experiment, observation and variable. The design of research and experiments: population and sample; parameters and statistics; systematic sampling and sampling distributions; the sample variance and confidence intervals. The Hypothesis: formulation, tests, errors and level of significance. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies.