ERIC Number: ED047978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Specific Mathematics Course Content for Scientists and Engineers, Final Report.
Miller, G. H.
Reported are the results of a pilot study which attempted to determine general patterns of common course content for scientists and engineers, and what specific course content would be of most value to them. Questionnaires were mailed to biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers in nine states. Over two hundred of these respondents were personally interviewed. An item analysis was made for each course in each specialization. Some of the significant trends noted in the study include: (1) identical course recommendations for different specializations might involve entirely different content and emphasis, (2) related specializations did not always recommend the same topics, (3) mathematicians were generally less selective than scientists and engineers in judging the importance of topics, (4) predictions were made for increased use of computers and applied statistics, and (5) most respondents wanted courses to integrate theory and applications. (RS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Edinboro State Coll., PA.