FSC 4710: Applications of Fire Research


Examines the basic principles of research and methodology for analyzing current fire-related research. The course also provides a framework for conducting and evaluating independent research in the following areas: fire dynamics, fire test standards and codes, fire safety, fire modeling, structural fire safety, life-safety, firefighter health and safety, automatic detection and suppression, transportation fire hazards, risk analysis and loss control, fire service applied research and new trends in fire-related research.


  1. Locate, evaluate, and analyze fire-related research.
  2. Apply research to a fire-related problem.
  3. Compose a fire-related research problem.
  4. Design a research plan using one or more qualitative and/or qualitative methodologies.


  1. FSC 2010


Research methodology: A step-by-step guide for beginners (Rev: 4th ed.)

Publisher: Sage (2014)
Author: Kumar, R.
ISBN: 9781446269978
Price: $54.08

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