Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2007

Journal or Book Title

International Journal of Engineering Education

Volume

23

Issue

1

First Page

105

Last Page

113

Abstract

This study sought to identify the effects on student learning of a brief `synopsis format' laboratory report versus the lengthier `traditional format' laboratory report. Fifty-six Iowa State University industrial technology students were randomized into one of two groups that were required to write five synopses followed by four traditional reports or vice versa. Latin Square Design analysis revealed no difference in exam scores between students who wrote synopsis reports versus those who wrote traditional reports. Exit survey results revealed that students preferred the synopsis format and perceived that the synopsis format required them to think more deeply about the content.

Comments

This article is from International Journal of Engineering Education, 23, no. 1 (2007): 105–113.

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Copyright Owner

TEMPUS Publications

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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