Course code BūvZ5002

Credit points 2

Extended Course of Research Methodology

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Date of course confirmation18.12.0213

Responsible UnitDepartment of Architecture and Building

Course developer

author Arhitektūras un būvniecības katedra

Reinis Ziemeļnieks

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Students acquire knowledge and skills in research design, theoretical and empirical methods for the selection of the independent planning and conducting research. Successful application of these skills will ensure the timely processing of the experimental data, afterwards successful analysis and thesis writing.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Recultivate the master course issue students will strengthen the scientific work and research planning enforcement questions. The acquire and develop skills in research field will get better results of treatment methods, research results display and reporting issues. Application of these skills guarantee timely processing of experimental data, and successful development of their analysis and a master work. For further development of independent scientific work the students will be more competent. Theoretical and empirical studies will help getting more improve the knowledge and skills of their research design.

Compulsory reading

1. Albrehta Dz. Pētīšanas metodes pedagoģijā: Metodiska izstrādne. Rīga: Mācību grāmata, 1998. 104 lpp.
2. Kļaviņš U., Sudārs R. Studentu darbu noformēšana. Jelgava: LLU, 2004. 30 lpp. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 02.06.2014.]. Pieejams: http://www2.llu.lv/homepg/lif/rsc/std_d_nf.pdf E-grāmata. Pieejama tiešsaistē
3. Eko U. Kā uzrakstīt diplomdarbu. Rīga: Jāņa Rozes apgāds, 2006. 320 lpp.
4. Christensen R. Analysis of variance, design and regression. Applied statistical methods. London: Chapman&Hall, 1996. 587 p.

Further reading

1. Arhipova I., Bāliņa S. Statistika ekonomikā. Risinājumi ar SPSS un Microsoft Excel: Mācību līdzeklis. Rīga: Datorzinību centrs, 2003. 352 lpp.
2. Cohen L., Manion L. Research Methods in Education. 4th ed. London, New York: Routledge, 1997. 414 p.
3. Zinātniskās darbības likums: LR likums [tiešsaiste]. Pieņemts 14.04.2005. Stājas spēkā 19.05.2005. [Skatīts 02.06.2014.]. Pieejams: http://likumi.lv/doc.php?id=107337

Periodicals and other sources

1. Zinātnes Vēstnesis. ISSN 1407-1479
2. Praktiskā Būvniecība. ISSN 1407-8929
3. EP žurnāls. ISSN 1407-5911.