ERIC Number: ED465348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Engineering Design: Functions of Males and Females throughout the Team Process.
Moskal, Barbara M.; Lindholm, Sandy; Laeser, Melissa; Knecht, Robert; Lasich, Debra
During the fall of 2000, first and second year engineering students were observed throughout the semester as they interacted in engineering design teams. Eighty women and 258 men signed the consent form to participate in the study. The observational protocol that was used was based on L. Eberhardt's 10 categories of team functions, which are evenly divided between process and task functions. The results of the investigation suggest that the functions that males and females display change during the team process. In addition, the gender composition of the team appears to impact the functions that are exhibited by individual team members. (Contains 3 tables and 23 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002).