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ERIC Number: ED048500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Pages: 306
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A Comparison of Student-Designed-Circuit and Predesigned-Circuit Analysis Methods for College Students' Electricity Laboratory Experience.
Auer, Herbert John
For some time industrial educators have been concerned with effective methods of teaching electricity-electronics. This study compared the relative effectiveness of the predesigned-circuit method with a student-designed circuit method for students' laboratory experience. Using one unit of college-level industrial education electricity-for-electronics course, the bases for comparison were: (1) composite knowledge of the study unit subject matter, (2) electrical problem-solving ability, (3) knowledge of concepts and principles, and (4) student attitudes toward the course and laboratory experience. The control group's treatment consisted of laboratory analysis of redesigned circuits in a published laboratory manual. The experimental group's treatment involved the same circuit topics, but the circuits were student-designed to meet instructor-given specifications before laboratory analysis. Statistical analysis of the collected data revealed no significant difference between the two methods. Further research regarding laboratory experiences in electricity-electronics education was recommended. This Ed.D. dissertation was presented to Arizona State University. (Author/JS)
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