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Show simple item record Runeson, G Skitmore, M
dc.contributor.editor Knight, A
dc.contributor.editor Ruddock, L 2010-06-16T04:55:57Z 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Advanced Research Methods in the Built Environment, 2008, 1, pp. 75 - 85
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4051-6110-7
dc.identifier.other B1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim ofthis chapter is to look briefly at theories in general, before concentrating on scientific theories - how they are used, structured, tested and verified. The research that usesthe kind of scientific theories we are concentrating on is often referred to as quantitative research but for the sake of completeness, we will also discuss theories in the so-called qualitative research. Theories are an absolutely essential part of our daily life. They help us to make sense of the enormous mass of information and perceptions we are bombarded with every day. Theories help us to recognise, identify and classify things and events, to understand, explain, relate and to make predictions. They give us context and hierarchy. In short, theories combine to make up our understanding of the world. We have theories for all purposes, theories that say that 'if you heat up a metal rod, it will expand' or 'the time required to make a decision is in inverse proportion to the money involved' or 'the earth is flat' or that 'if you sin, God will punish you'
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell
dc.title Scientific Theories
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Advanced Research Methods in the Built Environment
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 75 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 85 en_US DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
dc.personcode 014057
dc.percentage 100 en_US Building Construction Management and Project Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
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