Damp proof course DPC | Causes of dampness in a building

Thursday, November 17, 2016 0:34

Damp proof course

A continuous water proof layer is provided above the ground level to prevent moisture to come up which is called damp proof course or DPC. Damp proof courses are provided at various levels Continue Reading »

The Research Process | Eight steps you need to carry out research

Sunday, September 25, 2016 14:07
Posted in category Research methodology

Effects of Noise on Physical Health

Sunday, September 6, 2015 10:01

Effects of Noise on Health

  • High level of noise can also lead to increase in arousal and stress.
  • Incidences of Diseases related to stress-hypertension such as blood pressure, ulcers etc. would increase as one is exposed to higher levels of more unpredictable and uncontrollable noise.
  • Noise has been linked to spontaneous outbreaks Continue Reading »

Observation as a primary source of data collection in a research study

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 15:34
Posted in category Research methodology


Observation is one way to collect primary data. It is a purposeful way of watching and listening to an interaction or phenomenon as it takes place.

Types of observations

There are two types:

  1. Participant.
  2. Non Participant.


When the researcher participates in the activities of the group being observed in the same manner as its members. Members may know or do not know that they are being observed. Continue Reading »

Primary and secondary sources of Data collection and its limitations

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:35
Posted in category Research methodology

There are two main approaches for data collection about a problem, person or a phenomenon.

Primary Data

There are times when the information must be collected. Sources used in the this approach are called as primary sources.

Examples of information collected through primary sources are: Continue Reading »

Arousal approach theory and arousal effects on behavior

Monday, August 31, 2015 16:16

Definition of Arousal

From a neuro-physiological perspective, arousal is a heightening of brain activity, by the arousal center of brain known as reticular formation.

One effect of exposure to environmental stimulation is increased arousal.

  1. It may be measured physiologically by heightened autonomic activity, such as increase heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, adrenaline secretion etc.
  2. It may be measured behaviorally by increased motor activity, or simply as self reported arousal.

It is one of the dimensions along which any environment can be evaluated Continue Reading »

Definition of Environmental psychology

Monday, August 24, 2015 21:57

Definition of Environmental psychology

It may be defined as: Continue Reading »

Definition of Strain Energy | Resilience and Proof Resilience

Monday, August 24, 2015 16:23
Posted in category Theory of structures 1

Definition of Strain Energy

When a piece of bar is subjected to a tensile or a compressive load, P, then there is a change in length which is proportional to the load P within elastic limit. It is said that work is done and is stored in the form of strain energy within a bar or material. Continue Reading »

Writing a research report in a research process

Sunday, August 23, 2015 1:27
Posted in category Research methodology

Writing a research report in a research process

Writing the report is the last and for many, the most difficult step of the research process. This report informs the world of Continue Reading »

Processing of data in a research process

Sunday, August 23, 2015 1:25
Posted in category Research methodology

Processing of data in a research process

The way you analyse the information largely depends on two things:

  1. the type of information: descriptive, qualitative, quantitative or attitudinal.
  2. the way you want to write your report. Continue Reading »