A study to identify relationships between the grade given for an undergraduate problem solving course and the students' reported satisfaction levels

Malpress, Ray and Buttsworth, David R. (2009) A study to identify relationships between the grade given for an undergraduate problem solving course and the students' reported satisfaction levels. In: AaeE 2009: Engineering the Curriculum, 6-9 Dec 2009, Adelaide, Australia.

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[Abstract]: Data for an undergraduate problem solving course was collected from 92 external students and 73 on campus students. Student satisfaction levels were assessed from feedback submitted with the assessment. An email-based survey was completed on a voluntary basis by a portion of the students after completing one further semester of study. The data collected in the survey suggests that reported satisfaction levels have no discernible correlation with grades awarded for each student. The subject consisted of two assignments and a final examination. The data from feedback included in assignment submissions was assessed using inferential analysis and compared with reported satisfaction levels from the voluntary responses to the email-based survey. Indications were found that respondents who indicated dissatisfaction also reported no benefit from participation in the course with respect to improved capability to work in a team or benefits accrued in the course for use in later subjects.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Mr Ray Malpress
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2009 06:24
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: problem solving course; undergraduate; undergraduates; grades; satisfaction
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6405

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