Cochrane, Sandra and Goh, Steven and Ku, Harry (2009) An investigation into the application of research strategies in the final-year undergraduate engineering and surveying projects. In: AaeE 2009: Engineering the Curriculum, 6-9 Dec 2009, Adelaide, South Australia.
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Anecdotal evidence gathered from USQ’s capstone Research Project students and their supervisors suggests that many students have difficulty completing the literature review associated with the Project and fail to use the literature review to inform their Project’s technical components. This paper provides a preliminary report on a USQ Associate Fellowship project designed to better understand students’ experiences and propose further work designed to overcome difficulties discovered by the preliminary research. With reference to responses collated from a pre-test survey, an intervention (in the form of five workshops) was designed and then conducted with participants. On completion of the intervention, a post-test survey was administered. Data from these surveys and observations from the intervention will be analysed along with ‘pseudo’ assessment data being gathered half way through the Research Project via the Project Appreciation’s literature review and again via the actual Dissertation’s literature review.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Authors retain copyright. Copyright © Cochrane, Goh & Ku, 2009.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||engineering education; research skills; information literacy; literature research; capstone projects; research projects|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 339900 Other Education > 339999 Other Education
290000 Engineering and Technology > 299900 Other Engineering and Technology > 299999 Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified
|Depositing User:||Ms Sandra Cochrane|
|Date Deposited:||16 Dec 2009 05:04|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:33|
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