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Assessing the practicality and appropriateness of focus group discussion (FGD) in takaful for construction research

Mohd Fauzi, Puteri Nur Farah Naadia and Abdul Rashid, Khairuddin (2018) Assessing the practicality and appropriateness of focus group discussion (FGD) in takaful for construction research. American Science Letters, 24 (7). pp. 4918-4921. ISSN 1936-6612 E-ISSN 1936-7317

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Abstract

Research in construction often adopt quantitative methodologies due to its nature that involves technology, which require strong evidence through hypothesis testing and presentation of results arising from mathematical and statistical analyses. However, there are research in construction that deal with issues concerning human behaviour, perceptions and opinions of the future, emotions and feelings that may not necessarily be technical. Therefore, for these types of construction research, qualitative methodologies are deemed to be more appropriate. This paper aims to assess the practicality and appropriateness of focus group discussion (FGD) in conducting takaful for construction research. The study combined two data sources that are (i) literature review, and (ii) a case study. Findings from the study suggest that the application of focus group discussion (FGD) is appropriate in (i) obtaining perceptions and emphasizing information for specific knowledge, and (ii) harmonizing opinions and gathering data from various groups of experts. Consequently, it is concluded that in the context of the present study the application of FGD is able to produce good, robust and reliable outcome and therefore its use is herein promoted in conducting construction research.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7388/67030
Uncontrolled Keywords: qualitative, construction, research, focus group discussion (FGD)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG8719 Islamic Insurance Takaful
T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH9025 Protection of buildings. Including protection from dampness, fire, burglary
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Quantity Surveying
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr. Puteri Nur Farah Naadia Mohd Fauzi
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 11:42
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 10:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67030

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