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The Effect Of Using Personality Types In Forming Laboratory Groups In Two Electrical And Computer Engineering Courses

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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8.1128.1 - 8.1128.9



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Joni Spurlin

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Mehmet Ozturk

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Hatice Ozturk

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Session 2379

Use of Personality Profiles in forming Laboratory Groups in Two Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses

Hatice Örün Öztürk1, Mehmet C. Öztürk1, Joni E. Spurlin2

1 North Carolina State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Raleigh, North Carolina

2 North Carolina State University College of Engineering Director of Assessment


The new engineering criteria emphasize the importance of teamwork in all engineering programs and give us a challenge in the absence of guidelines to form highly functional teams. This study presents the results of the investigation that measures the effects of using personality profiles in forming laboratory groups. Two courses with laboratory components were chosen to run this experiment for two semesters. The performances of the groups were evaluated by giving them anonymous surveys at the end of the semesters.


The undergraduate population in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department is diverse and groups of minorities and international students constitute approximately 30% of the population. There are no guidelines as to how to form the laboratory groups such that the improved interaction between group members will positively affect the group performance. There

Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Spurlin, J., & Ozturk, M., & Ozturk, H. (2003, June), The Effect Of Using Personality Types In Forming Laboratory Groups In Two Electrical And Computer Engineering Courses Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12155

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