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ERIC Number: ED542114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
More to Say: Analyzing Open-Ended Student Responses to the Academic Pathways of People Learning Engineering Survey. Research Brief
Lande, Micah; Parikh, Sarah; Sheppard, Sheri; Toye, George; Chen, Helen; Donaldson, Krista
Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (NJ1)
The Academic Pathways of People Learning Engineering Survey (APPLES2) was administered in Spring 2008 to undergraduate engineering students at 21 American universities. Students took the 10-minute online survey that asked mainly multiple choice questions related to their undergraduate engineering experience. A final optional open-ended question asked, Is there anything else you want to tell us that we didn't already cover? This paper explores the responses from survey participants to this open-ended question. These open-ended responses provided a rich addition to the emerging quantitative research findings from the APPLES2 survey instrument. Issues important to students such as advising and gender were not subjects that were probed as part of the multiple choice survey questions. Additionally, there are a considerable number of untapped student experiences outside the classroom to be understood.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of Washington, Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE)