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ERIC Number: ED160774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 88
Abstractor: N/A
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Effect of Previous Agricultural Mechanics Training on Achievement in a Basic Metals and Welding Course at Iowa State University.
Yoder, Benjamin Arthur
The purposes of this study were to determine the effects of previous training in agricultural mechanics upon achievement of students enrolled in a college level agricultural mechanics course and to determine factors that affect performance in this course of basic metals and welding. Students enrolled in the course during the fall and winter quarters of 1977-78 at Iowa State University comprised the research sample of 204. Data were collected from three sources: a survey administered during the final week of each quarter; a mechanical aptitude test given during the first week of winter quarter; and laboratory, lecture, and course totals obtained from each instructor involved in the study. From the findings these are some of the conclusions drawn: students who had received high school instruction in vocational agricultural and industrial arts did not perform significantly better than those who did not; and mechanical aptitude test scores were not significantly different for those who had previous agricultural mechanics instruction compared to those who did not. (Measurement instruments are included in the appendix.) (JH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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