Research Methods for Engineers

Research Methods for Engineers

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David V. Thiel
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 9/11/2014
EAN 9781107610194, ISBN10: 1107610192

Paperback, 306 pages, 22.6 x 15 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

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.

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.