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Research Methods for Engineers

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  • Date Published: September 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107610194

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  • Learn how to plan for success with this hands-on guide to conducting high-quality engineering research. Plan and implement your next project for maximum impact: step-by-step instructions cover every stage in engineering research, from the identification of an appropriate research topic through to the successful presentation of results. Improve your research outcomes: discover essential tools and methods for producing high-quality, rigorous research, including statistical analysis, survey design, and optimisation techniques. Research with purpose and direction: clear explanations, real-world examples, and over 50 customisable end-of-chapter exercises, all written with the practical and ethical considerations of engineering in mind. A unique engineering perspective: written especially for engineers, and relevant across all engineering disciplines, this is the ideal book for graduate students, undergraduates, and new academics looking to launch their research careers.

    • Timelessly customisable end-of-chapter exercises can be used to catalyse research in any engineering field
    • Includes practical examples from the fields of chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering
    • Provides useful guidance for those required to write proposals and reports in a language which is not their native tongue
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    • Date Published: September 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107610194
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 44 b/w illus. 53 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to engineering research
    2. Literature search and review
    3. Developing a research plan
    4. Statistical analysis
    5. Optimisation techniques
    6. Survey research methods
    7. Research presentation
    8. The path forward
    Appendix A. Matlab plot functions
    Appendix B. Excel plot functions.

  • Author

    David V. Thiel, Griffith University, Queensland
    David V. Thiel is a Professor and Deputy Head (Research), Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Queensland. He has been teaching engineering research methods to students for several years, managed numerous industry research and development contracts, is the author of over 120 papers published in international journals, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

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