ARCH509 Research Methods in Architecture

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ARCH509 Research Methods in Architecture 2 0 6 Friday 17:00-18:50
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to

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Lecturer Nerma Omićević Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
10:00-12:30
Wednesday:
14:00-16:30
A F3.18 - 033 957 213
E-mail nomicevic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant N/A Assistant E-mail nomicevic@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives This course introduces students to the research process, through critical exploration of published research, relevant to their field of interest. The course provides the understanding and use of the research terminology and integrates the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed scientific methods approaches.
Textbook Kate L. Turabian. 2007. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago Style for Student and Researchers, 7th edition. The University of Chicago Press; Steven R. Terrell. 2016. Writing A Proposal for your Dissertation. Guidelines and Examples. The Guilford Press; Margaret Cargill, Patrick O'Connor. 2009. Writing Scientific Research Articles. Strategy and Steps. Wiley Blackwell; Linda Groat, David Wang. 2013. Architectural Research Methods. Second Edition. Wiley.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. employ qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methodologies to conduct research in architecture
  2. apply the research process to problems in architectural design and planning
  3. master the literature in students’ particular area of interest
  4. design a research study using relevant approach and methods.
  5. critically read, interpret, and evaluate research proposals and publications
Teaching Methods Lecture method during the lesson development; the collaboration method and discussion during the class exercise.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Course introduction n/a
Week 2 Course Assignments and Course administration n/a
Week 3 Introduction to Research and Academic Writing Research Leap Manual on Academic Writing / https://researchleap.com/research-leap-manual-academic-writing/
Week 4 Writing a Critical Review - Structure of a Critical Review In-class discussion and exercise - Assignment 1
Week 5 Research Structure - Content of the Scientific Work Kate L. Turabian. 2007. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago Style for Student and Researchers, 7th edition. The University of Chicago Press.
Week 6 Developing the Research Problem Statement - Elaboration of Topic-Question-Working Hypothesis Kate L. Turabian. 2007. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago Style for Student and Researchers, 7th edition. The University of Chicago Press.
Week 7 Elaboration of Research Statement - Research Questions and Hypotheses Steven R. Terrell. 2016. Writing A Proposal for your Dissertation. Guidelines and Examples. The Guilford Press.
Week 8 Final submission - Critical Review of a Scientific Article n/a
Week 9 Writing the Literature Review Steven R. Terrell. 2016. Writing A Proposal for your Dissertation. Guidelines and Examples. The Guilford Press.
Week 10 Methods in Scientific Research Steven R. Terrell. 2016. Writing A Proposal for your Dissertation. Guidelines and Examples. The Guilford Press.
Week 11 Methods in Scientific Research Linda Groat, David Wang. 2013. Architectural Research Methods. Second Edition. Wiley.
Week 12 Developing the Research Proposal - Preparing the Proposal Draft In-class discussion and exercise - Assignment 2
Week 13 Presentation and Submission of the Research Proposal n/a
Week 14 Writing a Scientific Research Article Margaret Cargill, Patrick O'Connor. 2009. Writing Scientific Research Articles. Strategy and Steps. Wiley Blackwell.
Week 15 Requirements for the submission of the Scientific Research Paper - Preparing the Proposal Draft In-class discussion and exercise - Assignment 3
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam - Scientific Research Paper 1 35 1;2;3;4;5;6
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Class exercise - Individual writing assignments and presentations 3 30 1;2;3
In-Term Assignment - Research Proposal 1 20 1;2;3;4;5
Mid-Term Exam- Critical Review of Scientific Article 1 15 1
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture 1 13 13 Research Proposal 8 2 16
Assignments 2 3 6 Mid-Term 8 1 8
In-class exercise 2 3 6 Final Exam 11 1 11
Home study 6 15 90
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 09/10/2020
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