Most engineering educators excel at planning and conducting technical research in their field, but few are proficient doing this for a project in engineering education. Recently, however, there has been increased emphasis on conducting rigorous research in engineering education. This paper provides practical advice for planning and conducting such research. The authors use their long term project to predict academic dishonesty in engineering college students as a case study representing one approach to research in engineering education. In particular, the authors present the design, testing, and administration of a two-part survey instrument to collect information from college students about their decisions related to cheating.


Materials Science and Engineering

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