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Article: Integrated qualitative and quantitative methodology to assess validity and credibility of models for bridge maintenance management system development

TitleIntegrated qualitative and quantitative methodology to assess validity and credibility of models for bridge maintenance management system development
Authors
KeywordsBridge maintenance management
Credibility
Validation
Verification
Issue Date2011
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/me.html
Citation
Journal Of Management In Engineering, 2011, v. 27 n. 3, p. 149-158 How to Cite?
AbstractAt the heart of a bridge maintenance management system (BMMS) is a set of performance prediction and maintenance decision-making models. If focused on quantitative methods alone, the ultimate validity of these models can only be established through implementation, thus delaying the applicability and acceptability of the models in practice. This is even more important for project management and infrastructure asset management domains, because the results and processes by which they are derived must be accepted by the academic and professional communities so that the new knowledge is quickly added, assimilated, and applied in daily practice. Given the poor state of physical infrastructure in many countries, the importance of improving asset management principles and practices is becoming critical. A comprehensive framework that integrates qualitative and quantitative methodologies for BMMS development is formulated, based on research and development of a BMMS model specific to Hong Kong that includes structured validation, verification, and credibility establishment. Integration of both qualitative and quantitative methods to assess validity and credibility of the models for BMMS development is expected to balance the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and lead to a more robust and reliable methodology with inbuilt credibility-building strategies. Finally, a qualitative case study of the validation methodology for the developed BMMS model shows potential sources of bias. These must be addressed in developing sound practices for applying these techniques so that research results can be more reliable and readily accepted in the field of bridge maintenance management. © 2011 American Society of Civil Engineers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139073
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.84
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.060
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
University of Hong Kong200911159118
Hong Kong RGCHKU7138/05E
Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities2010QNA4029
Funding Information:

The authors are grateful for the kind support and cooperation of all the members of the Focus Group session. Their feedback and the time they spent in a validation survey are greatly appreciated. Seed funding from the University of Hong Kong, Grant No. 200911159118, the RIVANS research project funded by Grant HKU7138/05E of the Hong Kong RGC, and the support by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Program No. 2010QNA4029), are also gratefully acknowledged for assisting in the research and its reporting.

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dc.contributor.authorYang, YNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKumaraswamy, MMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPam, HJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMahesh, Gen_HK
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dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Management In Engineering, 2011, v. 27 n. 3, p. 149-158en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0742-597Xen_HK
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dc.description.abstractAt the heart of a bridge maintenance management system (BMMS) is a set of performance prediction and maintenance decision-making models. If focused on quantitative methods alone, the ultimate validity of these models can only be established through implementation, thus delaying the applicability and acceptability of the models in practice. This is even more important for project management and infrastructure asset management domains, because the results and processes by which they are derived must be accepted by the academic and professional communities so that the new knowledge is quickly added, assimilated, and applied in daily practice. Given the poor state of physical infrastructure in many countries, the importance of improving asset management principles and practices is becoming critical. A comprehensive framework that integrates qualitative and quantitative methodologies for BMMS development is formulated, based on research and development of a BMMS model specific to Hong Kong that includes structured validation, verification, and credibility establishment. Integration of both qualitative and quantitative methods to assess validity and credibility of the models for BMMS development is expected to balance the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and lead to a more robust and reliable methodology with inbuilt credibility-building strategies. Finally, a qualitative case study of the validation methodology for the developed BMMS model shows potential sources of bias. These must be addressed in developing sound practices for applying these techniques so that research results can be more reliable and readily accepted in the field of bridge maintenance management. © 2011 American Society of Civil Engineers.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/me.htmlen_HK
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dc.subjectBridge maintenance managementen_HK
dc.subjectCredibilityen_HK
dc.subjectValidationen_HK
dc.subjectVerificationen_HK
dc.titleIntegrated qualitative and quantitative methodology to assess validity and credibility of models for bridge maintenance management system developmenten_HK
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