DIT/ARCOM doctoral workshop for researchers in constructionPosted: 14 April, 2015
As part of the ARCOM doctoral workshop series the School of Surveying and Construction Management at DIT hosted a workshop on research methodology at the Grangegorman campus on Friday 10th April.
The aim of this truly international workshop was to explore research methodologies and the theoretical underpinnings facing researchers within the construction and engineering sector. Although research methodology forms a part of the research process, early career researchers often struggle to come to terms with what appears to be a difficult part of the process.
According to Professor Lloyd Scott, “The workshop provided an opportunity for researchers to come together in an environment where support for their approach to the research was shared and discussed. There is evidence that many PhD students would benefit from a better understanding of what approaches are available to them, why they exist, the underpinning theories and of course when they are applicable and suitable for a research phenomenon. This workshop session allowed for discourse and interaction to enable ‘learning to take place’ together and the feedback from the participants certainly indicated that those elements were addressed.”
Seven final papers selected from some fifteen abstracts presented for review were presented at the workshop which was attended by 24 researchers, academics and academic support staff.