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ERIC Number: EJ854206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0046-2012
Examining Industry Perspectives Related to Legacy Data and Technology Toolset Implementation
Kinsey, Brad; Towle, Erick; Hwang, Grace; O'Brien, Edward J.; Bauer, Christopher F.; Onyancha, Richard M.
Engineering Design Graphics Journal, v71 n3 p1-8 Fall 2007
In this paper, results from a subset of the Purdue Spatial Visualization Test and a self-efficacy test developed by the authors are presented to determine whether certain object shapes, orientations, and types of rotations in standard spatial ability tests cause more difficulty than others and whether a solid object, which includes shading to distinguish different surfaces on the object, would have an effect on the spatial ability test results. Lower spatial ability scores were observed for more complex object shapes, orientations, and number of rotations on both tests; however, viewing solid images as opposed to line images did not affect the spatial ability scores. The subjects in this study were engineering students from various disciplines. (Contains 3 tables and 7 figures.)
Engineering Design Graphics Division, American Society for Engineering Education. 1818 N Street NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-331-3500; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire