The use of secondary data for research can offer benefits, particularly when limited resources are available for conducting research using primary methods. Researchers and students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including their academic instructors, are increasingly recognising the immense opportunities in applying secondary research methods in built environment research. Advances in technology has also led to vast amounts of existing datasets that can be utilized for secondary research. This textbook provides a systematic guide on how to apply secondary research methods in the built environment, including their various underpinning methodologies. It provides guidance on the secondary research process, benefits, and drawbacks of applying secondary research methods, how to source for secondary data, ethical considerations, and the various secondary research methods that can be applied in built environment research. The book incorporates chapters dealing with qualitative secondary analysis, systematic literature reviews, legal analysis, bibliometric and scientometric analysis, literature-based discovery, and meta-analysis.
Secondary Research Methods in the Built Environment is an ideal research book for undergraduate and postgraduate students in construction management, construction project management, quantity surveying, construction law and dispute resolution, real estate and property management, building services engineering, architecture, and civil engineering.
1. Introduction to secondary research methods in the built environment
Emmanuel Manu, Julius Akotia
2. Identifying and sourcing data for secondary research
Emmanuel Manu, Julius Akotia, Saad Sarhan, Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu
3. Ethical considerations in the use of secondary data for built environment research
4. Qualitative secondary analysis as a research methodology
5. Evaluation of systematic literature reviews in built environment research: what are we doing and how can we improve?
Vijayan Chelliah, Nicola Thounaojam, Ganesh Devkar, Boeing Laishram
6. When does published literature constitute data for secondary research and how should the data be analysed?
Saad Sarhan, Emmanuel Manu
7. A systematic literature review evaluating sustainable energy growth in Qatar using the PICO model
Redouane Sarrakh, Suresh Renukappa, Subashini Suresh
8. Understanding legal research in the built environment
9. Applying science mapping in built environment research
Amos Darko, Albert Ping-Chuen Chan
10. Bibliometric analysis for reviewing published studies in the built environment
Liyuan Wang, Ruoyu Jin, Joseph Kangwa
11. Scientometric review and analysis: a case example of smart buildings and smart cities
Timothy O. Olawumi, Abdullahi B. Saka, Daniel W. M. Chan, Nimesha S. Jayasena
12. Analysis of BIM-FM integration using a science mapping approach
Ecem Tezel, Heyecan Giritli
13. Trends in recycled concrete research: A bibliometric analysis
Olalkan Shamsideen Oshodi, Bankole Osita Awuzie
14. Using literature-based discovery in built environment research
Nathan Kibwami, Apollo Tutesigensi
15. Combining study findings by using multiple literature review technique and meta-analysis: a mixed-method approach
Samantha Low-Choy, Fernando Almeida, Judy Rose
16. Analysing secondary data to understand the socio-technical complexities of design decision making
Payam Pirzadeh, Helen Lingard, Nick Blismas