Paper Structure


 

Outlined below are three distinct elements for paper content... 1) Research and Topical papers in Construction 2) Education and 3) Practice. 

Research

Papers in Construction Education or Construction Practice - Research should include the following elements:

Introduction

statement of the research problem as it relates to construction education:
feasibility
clearly stated
significance
relationships investigated
variables and hypotheses:
variable descriptions
measures
independent/dependent/extraneous
literature review:
value of knowledge
generalized sources
primary sources
problem relationship

Method

sample description:
population
size
external and internal validity
instrumentation:
description
procedure
measurement scales
data scoring

Results

analysis of data:
descriptive statistics
inferential statistics
significance of effect

Discussion

interpretation of data
examination of variable relationships
qualify results
clear statement of problem statement support or non-support
similarities and differences relating to other's work

References

Appendix

Submissions will be blind peer reviewed by a minimum of three members of the ASC Review Board. If the manuscript is inadequate, the manuscript will be returned to the author(s) for revision.

 

Topical Papers in Education

Papers in Construction Education - Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, and General Topics  need pedagogical content and should include the following elements: 

context of course/program

professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be developed

content and rationale

teaching strategies/methods

some other clearly stated pedagogical component

appeal to either:

a general audience (the majority of our readers)
a clearly identifiable special audience (a specialized portion of our readers)

unique aspects:

how the subject discussed would fit into the curriculum
how it might improve presentation of construction in classrooms, laboratories, textbooks, or other media

usefulness to its intended audience

resources utilized

studentsí evaluations and perceptions

descriptive analysis

include thoroughly researched list of references of those references cited within the text, according to the JCE Style.  It is expected that papers include references from the Annual Conference Proceedings and the Journal

Submissions will be reviewed by a minimum of three members of the ASC Review Board. If the papers are inadequate, the papers will be returned to the author(s).

 

Topical Papers in Practice

Papers in Construction Practice -  General Topics  should include the following elements: 

 

context of program/method/material

professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be developed

content and rationale

strategies/methods

appeal to either:

a general audience (the majority of our readers)
a clearly identifiable special audience (a specialized portion of our readers)

unique aspects:

the importance of the subject discussed
how it might improve the practice of construction

usefulness to its intended audience

resources utilized

evaluations and perceptions

descriptive analysis

include thoroughly researched list of references of those references cited within the text, according to the IJCER Style.  It is expected that papers include references from the Annual Conference Proceedings and the Journal

Submissions will be reviewed by a minimum of three members of the ASC Review Board. If the papers are inadequate, the papers will be returned to the author(s).


Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, ASC Proceedings Editor/Publisher

Department of Construction Science

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX 78249

Associated Schools of Construction International Proceedings of the Annual Conference

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