Preliminary results on literature review skills of students doing capstone projects

Ku, Harry S. and Goh, Steven C. (2010) Preliminary results on literature review skills of students doing capstone projects. In: 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010), 11-12 Nov 2010, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

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A survey was carried out to investigate literature review skills of students doing their final year research projects. This survey was given before intervention to their literature review skills. Their literature review skills revealed by this survey were compared with that of a post-intervention survey, which was in turn compared with the literature review skills revealed in their intermittent reports. From the pre- and post-intervention surveys, it seems that the intervention workshops work and the percentage of students understanding how to conduct a literature review has improved from 11% to 78%. However, the intervention was not so successful if the literature review knowledge revealed by the project appreciation was compared with that of pre-intervention survey.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ conference.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2011 02:52
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: final year engineering research project, pre-intervention, post-intervention, intervention, literature review, project appreciation
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum

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