Rasch model analysis of implementation effectiveness for final year research project course in civil & structural engineering department, UKM

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This paper investigates the effectiveness of the Final Year Research Project (FYP) course for the session 2013/2014 in achieving the Course Outcome (CO), thus contributing to the effectiveness of the Program Outcome (PO) for Civil & Structural Engineering Department (CSED). Rasch Model (RM) used in study is as a new way of finding a valid survey result and is one of the simplest response models as it has its own mathematic characteristics such as parameter model, item difficulties and examinee ability. RM is also a sufficient statistic method that will take into accounts students’ satisfaction to the involvement of supervisors, department’s contributions, examination of the thesis itself and also what students gain as a whole. The survey includes 28 Likert scale questions is given to the students at the end of the final semester and then analysed using Winsteps version 3.72.3 software. The study shows RM analyses classify survey data into more accurate level of effectiveness and construct valid reliability of the survey. Student satisfaction to the final year research project = 0.87 indicates that the final year research project got 87% of effectiveness. Most of student agreed with the items in the survey instrument hence give the high value of effectiveness. This is due to either students are truly sincere or either they are lazy to read and just mark the highest response score.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-22
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume10
Issue numberSpec. Issue 1 on UKM Teaching and Learning Congress 2013, Jun...
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

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Keywords

  • Course outcome
  • Effectiveness
  • Final year project
  • Rasch model
  • Survey
  • Winsteps

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  • Engineering(all)

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Rasch model analysis of implementation effectiveness for final year research project course in civil & structural engineering department, UKM. / A Mutalib, Azrul; Ghafar, Haslizah Abd; Baharom, Shahrizan; Hamzah, Noraini.

In: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 10, No. Spec. Issue 1 on UKM Teaching and Learning Congress 2013, Jun..., 01.06.2015, p. 11-22.

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