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Students studying Quantity Surveying sometimes have to complete research projects that require surveys or questionnaires to be completed.

The ASAQS has formulated a policy on how students can be assisted and the SACQSP has also determined that registered quantity surveyors undertaking these surveys may claim 30 minutes in CPD category 2 for each survey completed.

In  order for surveys to be placed the following requirements should be adhered to:

Undergraduate students in quantity surveying have to post any surveys online if they wish the ASAQS to publish it on their website and newsletter. Online surveys may be done on Survey Monkey, Google Forms or on survey-platforms provided by the universities.

Students doing masters- or doctorate degrees in quantity surveying can, after posting their surveys online and not obtaining the results they need, send a written request to the Executive Director of the ASAQS requesting his consideration to send out an e-mail to the specific target group requesting participation in the survey.

In all instances ASAQS requires the following:
a.    Research title
b.    Objective or purpose of the research – in not more than 35 words – this information is optional
c.    Target population
d.    Survey link
e.    How long the survey will run i.e. date that the survey closes
f.     Ethics clearance certificate from their institution

All requests to have surveys published should be sent to EduTech who will then forward approved requests to the ASAQS Webmaster for publication.


Current surveys

The research topics below use Quantity Surveyors as the target population. We therefore kindly ask for your participation in at least one of these questionnaires. Each of these questionnaires should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. In return for your participation you can claim 30 CPD minutes in Category 2.

Students busy with research need your help to collect data for their thesis. Please assist by participating in these questionnaires (you can claim a half-hour of CPD2 for each completed survey)

2018

  • Research title: The effect of Implementing Agents on the Quantity Surveying Profession
    Purpose of the research: To establish whether Implementing Agents has a negative effect on the profession
    Population: Professional quantity surveyors
    Closing date: 31 August 2018
    Link
    : http://websurvey.nmmu.ac.za/q.asp?sid=756&k=jjuktlcnha
  • Research title: Quantity surveyors acting as project managers
    Purpose of the research: To establish whether quantity surveyors are competent to act as project managers
    Population: Professional quantity surveyors
    Closing date: 31 August 2018
    Link
    :
    https://www.questionpro.com/t/AOeqEZciDL

  • Research title: Skills and strategies needed to conquer the barriers in a traditionally male-dominated construction industry: Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole
    Purpose of the research: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the barriers affecting women in the construction industry, the career development strategies put in place and the skill and competencies women can use to equip themselves to help them conquer beyond these barriers.
    Target population: Female members of the ASAQS in the Nelson Mandela Metropole
    Survey link: http://forms.nmmu.ac.za/websurvey/q.asp?sid=1810&k=fllstumeou
    Survey closing date: 31st of December 2018
  • Research title: The Evaluation of Quality Assurance Systems in The Quantity Surveying Profession.
    Purpose of the research:
    This study forms part of the requirements for partial fulfilment of the degree: M/Tech Quantity Surveying at the Tshwane University of Technology. The study will analyse the established existing Quality Management Systems used by Quantity Surveying companies and their effectiveness.

    Target population:
      Quantity Surveyors

    Survey link:
    https://goo.gl/forms/o4mNzleDCvBAcPzz2

    Survey closing date:
    13 August 2018
  • Research title: Skills and strategies needed to conquer the barriers in a traditionally male-dominated construction industry: Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole
    Purpose of the research:
    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the barriers affecting women in the construction industry, the career development strategies put in place and the skill and competencies women can use to equip themselves to help them conquer beyond these barriers.
    Target population:
    Female members of the ASAQS in the Nelson Mandela Metropole
    Survey link:
    http://forms.nmmu.ac.za/websurvey/q.asp?sid=1810&k=fllstumeou
    Survey closing date:
    31st of December 2018
  • Research title: Evaluating prequalification criteria in contractor selection
    Purpose of the research:
    The purpose of this study is to establish the most important prequalification criteria in contractor selection in South Africa.
    Target population:
    Candidate and professional quantity surveyors
    Survey link:
    http://forms.nmmu.ac.za/websurvey/q.asp?sid=1809&k=ajcabmbsuu
    Survey closing date:
    10 August 2018

  • Research title: The influence of leadership style on the South African quantity surveyors’ job satisfaction
    Purpose of the research: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there is a relationship between the leadership style used and the level of job satisfaction in professional quantity surveyors firms
    Target population: Candidate and professional quantity surveyors
    Survey link: http://forms.nmmu.ac.za/websurvey/q.asp?sid=1805&k=afnoyeessa
    S
    urvey closing date: 31 July 2018

  • Research title: Barriers to implementing corporate social responsibility in quantity surveying practices
    Purpose of the research: The purpose of this study is to investigate the prominent barriers to implementing corporate social responsibility and potential strategies to overcome these barriers
    Target population: Candidate and professional quantity surveyors
    Survey link: http://forms.nmmu.ac.za/websurvey/q.asp?sid=1808&k=aijtqmrsxs
    Survey closing date: 31 July 2018
  • Research title: Quantity Surveyor's application of authentic leadership in South Africa
    Purpose of the research:
    The purpose of this study is to investigate if Quantity Surveyors in South Africa are practising authentic leadership to deal with the construction industry leadership crises.
    Target population:
    Candidate and professional quantity surveyors
    Survey link:
    http://forms.nmmu.ac.za/websurvey/q.asp?sid=1806&k=ybkokwoxzr
    Survey closing date:
    31 July 2018

 Thank you for your participation!


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