Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Fostering Business and Professional Skills in the Engineering Classroom
This paper presents the preliminary findings of a larger study on the problem-solving rationale associated with the use of multiple contextual representations. Four engineering practitioners solved a problem associated with headloss in pipe flow while their visual attention was tracked using eye tracking technology. Semi-structured interviews were conducted following the problem-solving interview and the rationale associated with their decisions to use a particular contextual representation emerged. The results of this study show how the rationale can influence the problem-solving process of the four engineering pracitioners. Engineering practitioners used various contextual representaions and provided multiple rationale for their decisions. Eye tracking techniques and semi-structured interviews created a robust picture of the problem-solving process that supplements previous problem-solving research.
Gestson, S. L., & Lutz, B. D., & Brown, S. A., & Barner, M. S., & Hurwitz, D. S., & Ghodrat Abadi, M. (2018, June), Developing an Understanding of Civil Engineering Practitioner Problem-solving Rationale Using Multiple Contextual Representations Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30301
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