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dc.contributor.advisorBoone, J. L., Jr.
dc.creatorChen, Chun Yat
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of utilizing the metric system during the "team design project" activities in engineering graphics upon students' performance on a metric cognitive achievement test. This study also attempted to determine if certain student aptitudes and experiences were related to the acquisition of metric system concepts in engineering graphics. The student aptitudes and experiences investigated in this study were measured using the following instruments: (1) SAT-verbal scores, (2) SAT-mathematical scores, (3) drafting test scores, (4) the number of semester of high school drafting, (5) the number of semesters of metric instruction, and (6) the number of months of industrial work experience. Methods of Study: The investigation was conducted as a present-posttest quasi-experiment design with one experimental group and one control group. The sample under investigation was composed of 270 students who were enrolled in the freshmen engineering graphics course at Texas A&M University during the Fall semester of 1977. There were 138 students in the experimental group and 132 students in the control group.en
dc.format.extentx, 146 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectMajor industrial educationen
dc.subject.classification1978 Dissertation C517
dc.subject.lcshMetric systemen
dc.subject.lcshStudy and teaching (Higher)en
dc.titleThe acquisition of metric system concepts by engineering graphics studentsen
dc.typeThesisen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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