ERIC Number: EJ1123314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Development of a Problem-Based Learning Matrix for Data Collection
Sipes, Shannon M.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v11 n1 Article 2 Mar 2017
Few of the papers published in journals and conference proceedings on problem-based learning (PBL) are empirical studies, and most of these use self-report as the measure of PBL (Beddoes, Jesiek, & Borrego, 2010). The current study provides a theoretically derived matrix for coding and classifying PBL that was objectively applied to official curriculum documentation in a content analysis. The results for the level of problem-based learning in two engineering program curricula are presented. By introducing such a matrix, this study offers a tool that can be applied by other scholars examining PBL, creating consistency in methodology, definitions, and language among scholars.
Descriptors: Data Collection, Problem Based Learning, Program Development, Test Construction, Coding, Classification, Engineering Education, Content Analysis, Models, Taxonomy, Problem Sets, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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