Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Exploring the Case Study Usage in Construction Engineering and Management Research
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Industrilized and sustainable construction.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1172-5694
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Industrilized and sustainable construction.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9524-4814
2017 (English)In: ICCREM 2017: Project Management and Construction Technology : Proceedings of the International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management 2017 / [ed] Yaowu Wang, Yongshi Pang, Geoffrey Q. P. Shen, and Yimin Zhu,, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2017, p. 38-46Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Case studies have become more common and accepted among researchers across a wide array of academic disciplines including construction engineering and management (CEM) research. Among mainstream case study literature, the case study approach is seen primarily as a research method to be used in social sciences to study social phenomena. However, CEM is not considered a social science and construction engineering (CE) often do not study social phenomena. Instead, the field revolves around quantitative and engineering-based matters. This paper aims at studying the usage and characteristics of case studies in CEM research to determine if current literatures on case studies are sufficient for the field or if new approaches are needed. This is conducted through a quantitative inquiry into data from scientific databases and a qualitative analysis of several case study papers in the field of CEM. The results show that case studies are common in the field and in CE they often are used to demonstrate proposed frameworks or models. However, case study literature does not sufficiently describe this approach to case studies, which suggests that the literature needs to be complemented to meet the needs in CEM research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2017. p. 38-46
National Category
Construction Management
Research subject
Construction Engineering and Management
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67162DOI: 10.1061/9780784481080.005ISI: 000418450200005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85039858091ISBN: 978-0-7844-8108-0 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-67162DiVA, id: diva2:1170858
Conference
International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management, Guangzhou, China, NOV 10-12, 2017
Available from: 2018-01-04 Created: 2018-01-04 Last updated: 2018-01-15Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Krantz, JanLarsson, Johan
By organisation
Industrilized and sustainable construction
Construction Management

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 38 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf