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Course Description:

Learn the basic principles of research and methodology of analyzing fire research reports. Examine the scientific method, decision analysis, research hypothesis, validity, descriptive and inferential statistics, the limitations of research application and current research directions. Covers fire test development, development of fire safety standards, laboratory methods for testing flame spread, fire toxicology, fire modeling, fire resistance and structural research, methodologies for evaluating extinguishing agents, computer simulation of occupant evacuation, convergence cluster behavior, technical improvements and procedural changes in transportation as a result of research, risk analysis, human tenability research and thermal characteristics of various fabric materials. Background in psychology, chemistry, physics and mathematics is suggested.

Prerequisites: Fire Protection Structures and Systems and/or Fire Dynamics or equivalent.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) :

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