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Scope and Certainty of Research Outcomes

Skitmore, Martin & Runeson, Goran (1997) Scope and Certainty of Research Outcomes. In Boon, John (Ed.) Annual Conference, The Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA), Auckland, New Zealand.

Abstract

This paper examines the role of scope and certainty in research outcomes. The relationship between scope and certainty is considered and the characteristics of 'good' research and the proposition is made that scope and certainty information alone is sufficient to legitimise research outcomes. This comes with the realisation that the research process is primarily concerned with maximising scope and certainty per se independent of issues, such as novelty, intelligibility and rigour, that affect publication prospects. The aim is to discover the extent to which research outcomes can legitimately exist independently of publication criteria and the necessary and sufficient criteria involved.

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ID Code: 4538
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Research, validity, scope, certainty, measurement
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:33

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