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Research Methods in Industrial Engineering and Management

Code 15427
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Engenharia e Gestão Industrial
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery -- face to face
Work placements -- Not applicable
Learning outcomes Understanding research methodologies in industrial engineering and management.
To qualify students to be able to make a choice of approach and appropriate research technique adequate to situations, whether research by action, by case, by design or reflection on praxis.
Mastering quantitative and qualitative techniques of data analysis.
Syllabus Scientific research and science
Thinking like a researcher
The research process
Theories in scientific research
Research conception
Construct Measurement
How to formulate a research project;
Organization of an investigation report
Literature review
Type and structure of scientific articles
Data analysis.
Ethics in research
Main Bibliography Deb, D., Dey, R., & Balas, V. E. (2012). Engineering Research Methodology. Singapore: Springer.
Bhattacherjee, A. (2012). Social Science Research: Principle Methods, and Practices. Scholar Commons -University of South Florida.
Macdonald, S., & Headlam, N. (2010). Research Methods Handbook. Manchester: LES.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The evaluation criteria are:
- The evaluation of a written test: 8 values (40%);
- Evaluation of a two practical work (TP1 + TP2) and its presentation: 12 values (60%);
Calculation formula:
- Final Note = (40% x NPE) + (20% x TP1)+ (40% x TP2)
Where NPE: note of written test (frequency or examination); TPx: Practical Work;
Minimum Note for Admission to Exam must be greater than or equal to 6 Values and students must have a minimum attendance greater or equal than 70% of the timetable of the UC.
The delivery and presentation of practical work is mandatory.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-03

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