Predicting success in a quality control course: Does time since taking the prerequisite course matter?

Joseph Wilck, Paul J. Kauffmann, Paul C. Lynch

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Abstract

The research objective of this paper is to evaluate predictors of success for a quality control course for undergraduate engineering majors at East Carolina University. The 37 predictors included demographic data (e.g., age, gender, race, academic major), records of success (e.g., incoming GPA, performance in prerequisite courses, time between prerequisite courses and the quality control course), and additional course indicators (e.g., class time of day, student attendance, performance on Test 1 versus overall). This quality control course is evaluated over a three year period with five offerings (sections) by the same instructor for 127 students. The results indicate that the time between the prerequisite course and the quality control course is not statistically significant to success in the quality control course. However, the student's prior semester GPA, incoming cumulative GPA, and performance in the prerequisite course are significant to success in the quality control course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Volume2016-June
StatePublished - Jun 26 2016
Event123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jun 29 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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