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The Relationships Between Student Perception Of Constructivist Learning Environment, Self-Directed Learning Readiness, Problem-Solving Skills, And Teamwork Skills , Shu-Huei (Lisa) Lin Jan 2003

The Relationships Between Student Perception Of Constructivist Learning Environment, Self-Directed Learning Readiness, Problem-Solving Skills, And Teamwork Skills , Shu-Huei (Lisa) Lin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Constructivism is a recent educational philosophical development. This study was designed to ascertain the level of constructivism implemented in the Industrial technology program as observed by students. The study also sought to determine the level of constructivism students' desire, and the relationship between what they observed and what they preferred. The faculty view of the implementation was also collected. A comparison was made between the faculty view of the level of constructivism and the student view of the amount of constructivism being used.;An instrument for the aspects of constructivism was used for data collection, three parts were an Australian ...


The National Association Of Industrial Technology Certification Exam: Quality Control Assessment Using Item Response Theory And Classical Test Theory Methodologies , Douglas Lyle Mccue Jan 2003

The National Association Of Industrial Technology Certification Exam: Quality Control Assessment Using Item Response Theory And Classical Test Theory Methodologies , Douglas Lyle Mccue

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to analyze the quality of the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) certification examination quality control section, which contains forty items, using the methodologies of classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT). The ultimate goal of this research project is to evaluate the quality control portion of the NAIT certification exam by looking at the questions or items for errors. The project goal through this analysis was to identify the item problems and make recommendations to correct them.;The following conclusions were made based on a moderate sample of 996 examinees: (1 ...


Development Of A Test Blueprint For The National Association Of Industrial Technology Certification Exam , Sheila Elaine Rowe Jan 2001

Development Of A Test Blueprint For The National Association Of Industrial Technology Certification Exam , Sheila Elaine Rowe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to develop a test blueprint that would serve to identify core content, subject areas, and competencies needed to update the NAIT Certification Exam. The original certification program was established by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) in 1991, and eight areas were identified: (1) Quality Control; (2) Production Planning and Control; (3) Industrial Supervision; (4) Industrial Finance and Accounting; (5) Industrial Safety; (6) Plant Layout and Material Handling; (7) Time And Motion Study; and (8) Industrial Communications. A prototype testing was conducted in an attempt to improve the reliability of the test ...


The Development Of A Computerized Version Of Vandenberg's Mental Rotation Test And The Effect Of Visuo-Spatial Working Memory Loading , Shawn Driftmier Strong Jan 1999

The Development Of A Computerized Version Of Vandenberg's Mental Rotation Test And The Effect Of Visuo-Spatial Working Memory Loading , Shawn Driftmier Strong

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation focused on the generation and evaluation of web-based versions of Vandenberg's Mental Rotation Test. Memory and spatial visualization theory were explored in relation to the addition of a visuo-spatial working memory component;Analysis of the data determined that there was a significant difference between scores on the MRT Computer and MRT Memory test. The addition of a visuo-spatial working memory component did significantly affect results at the .05 alpha level. Reliability and discrimination estimates were higher on the MRT Memory version. The computerization of the paper and pencil version on the MRT did not significantly effect scores ...


Perceptions Of The Feasibility Of Total Quality Management Theories And Methodologies In The Vocational Training System Of Taiwan, Republic Of China , Hsi-Kong Chin Wang Jan 1999

Perceptions Of The Feasibility Of Total Quality Management Theories And Methodologies In The Vocational Training System Of Taiwan, Republic Of China , Hsi-Kong Chin Wang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The major purpose of this study was to design an instrument to measure the feasibility of implementing TQM (Total Quality Management) theories and methodologies in the vocational training system in Taiwan, R.O.C. as perceived by the instructors at the vocational training centers (VTCs) and the leaders of companies which have sent their employees to VTCs. Specifically, the goals of this study were to identify the degree of importance of teaching an established core body of knowledge in TQM concepts and skills to trainees, to find the level of preference for potential learning opportunities to improve instructors' knowledge of ...


A Study Of The Standards Used In Vocational-Technical Teacher Preparation , Israel Colón Jr. Jan 1998

A Study Of The Standards Used In Vocational-Technical Teacher Preparation , Israel Colón Jr.

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the value, as perceived by faculty and graduates from the Vocational-Technical Education (VTE) Department at the State University of New York College at Oswego (SUNYCO), of the Standards of Quality for the Preparation and Certification of Trade and Industrial Education Teachers proposed by the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators. More specifically, the study sought to investigate the importance ratings from graduates and faculty, the difference in importance ratings between faculty and graduates, and the relationship between importance and readiness ratings perceived by graduates toward the Standards of Quality;A ...


Natural Language And Mixed Modality Task Presentations In The Human-Computer Interaction Using Programmable Logic Controllers , John Robert Wright Jr. Jan 1998

Natural Language And Mixed Modality Task Presentations In The Human-Computer Interaction Using Programmable Logic Controllers , John Robert Wright Jr.

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation focuses on the human-computer interaction elements of task presentation and task structure in the programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Task presentation methods that were explored included a natural language (GE Fanuc's State Logic), and a mixed modality language (GE Fanuc's Logicmaster Relay Ladder Logic). Task Structure elements utilized in this study were linear procedural tasks and conditional branching tasks;A two-level factorial analysis of covariance determined that task presentation was a significant contributor to programming development times. Task structure and the interaction between task presentation and task structure did not yield significant p-values at the ...


Differences In Perceived Technological Problem-Solving Ability Of University Technology And Humanities Students , Farhad Jadali Jan 1997

Differences In Perceived Technological Problem-Solving Ability Of University Technology And Humanities Students , Farhad Jadali

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Technology is one of the most dominant factors impinging on our lives. Of critical importance is that some citizens have specific knowledge of how to solve selected problems and make intelligent and informed decisions about technology. The purpose of this study was to determine if university students' perspectives of their technological problem-solving skills improve as they progress through their degree programs. The study was designed to look at selected student criteria to determine the results;A Perceived Technological Problem Solving Ability Instrument (PTPSAI) was developed to address the following research questions: (1) Is there a significant difference in the perceptions ...


Developing An Attribute Rating Scale To Select Employees Who Display The Potential To Become Effective In-House Trainers In Manufacturing Companies , Shin-Far Lin Jan 1996

Developing An Attribute Rating Scale To Select Employees Who Display The Potential To Become Effective In-House Trainers In Manufacturing Companies , Shin-Far Lin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Research on attitudes and training outcomes suggests that employees with positive attitudes have better job performance and involvement in the workplace. As the training environment has changed from teacher-centered to learner-centered, both trainers and trainees are responsible for training efficiency. The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors that contribute to being an effective trainer. This research also provided suggestions to help employers and managers effectively select trainers who could increase training efficiency and productivity and reduce production costs;An attribute rating scale of 66 items was developed to effectively select potential trainers from current employees. A research ...


The Effect Of Learning Problem-Solving Methods On Learning To Program In The Basic Language , Yen-Chu Hung Jan 1995

The Effect Of Learning Problem-Solving Methods On Learning To Program In The Basic Language , Yen-Chu Hung

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to compare learning problem-solving methods versus non problem-solving activity (word-processing) on subsequent learning to program in the BASIC language. It also examined a method to provide students with increased knowledge and skills to enable them to learn how to program;A pretest-posttest control group design was used in this experiment with random assignment of subjects to one of three groups. Experiment groups one (deduction group) and two (induction group) first received the pretest and learning problem-solving methods; then group one received deduction instruction while group two received induction instruction, both followed by learning BASIC language programming ...


Assessing Quality And Productivity In Selected Printing Organizations In Iowa Using The Malcolm Baldrige Quality Framework , Eugenio Anthony Lord Jan 1994

Assessing Quality And Productivity In Selected Printing Organizations In Iowa Using The Malcolm Baldrige Quality Framework , Eugenio Anthony Lord

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The problem addressed by this study was to investigate differences in the status of quality and productivity practices as perceived by upper management, middle management and workers in printing organizations with varying lengths of quality implementation. A review of literature revealed that printing organizations have not so far used the Malcolm Baldrige quality framework to assess the effectiveness of quality and productivity practices. The purpose of the study was to compare the perceptions of upper management, middle management and workers in printing organizations with varying lengths of quality implementation toward the seven criteria as defined in the Malcolm Baldrige quality ...


A Comparison Of Secondary And Postsecondary School Teachers' And Administrators' Attitudes Toward Tech-Prep Programs , Liang-Chih Huang Jan 1994

A Comparison Of Secondary And Postsecondary School Teachers' And Administrators' Attitudes Toward Tech-Prep Programs , Liang-Chih Huang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The tech-prep program is a educational initiative to improve the quality of instruction and employment potential of students. It also represents a trend in educational reform with strategies for articulation and integration between secondary and postsecondary schools or from school to the workplace. The purpose of this study was to compare and obtain a better understanding of attitudes toward tech-prep programs between secondary and postsecondary school tech-prep teachers and administrators. The relationship among the curriculum and the administration of tech-prep programs and several demographic variables: educational level; years of teaching/administrative experience; and the number of in-service training activities attended ...


Leadership Attributes Addressed In Industrial Technology/Technology Education Doctoral Programs As Perceived By Faculty And Recent Graduates , Ted Malton Bensen Jan 1993

Leadership Attributes Addressed In Industrial Technology/Technology Education Doctoral Programs As Perceived By Faculty And Recent Graduates , Ted Malton Bensen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of faculty and recent graduates of industrial technology/technology education doctoral programs to (a) determine the importance of specific leadership attributes to professionals in the field, (b) determine the efforts of doctoral programs to address leadership attributes and their development in students, and (c) identify the activities or experiences within the doctoral programs that address specific leadership attributes in students;A two-part survey instrument was developed by the researcher to assess the perceptions of faculty (two from each department) and recent graduates (1988-1993) of industrial technology/technology education doctoral programs ...


Teaching For Transfer Of Assembly Language Concepts To C Programming Using Computer-Based Instruction And Traditional Instruction , Hsiu-Mei Lin Jan 1993

Teaching For Transfer Of Assembly Language Concepts To C Programming Using Computer-Based Instruction And Traditional Instruction , Hsiu-Mei Lin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The aim of teaching assembly language in a computer application course is to introduce students to abstract concepts before delving into programming details. For a novice, it is difficult to understand and learn assembly language in a short amount of time. Hence, the use of a series of computer-based programs may be helpful. Based on this perspective, a computer-based assembly language program LEARNIT was designed to establish a meaningful introduction for students to programming;The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to evaluate the effectiveness of using computer-based instruction in learning assembly language at the undergraduate level and (2 ...


A Comparison Of Achievement Resulting From Learning Electronics Concepts By Computer Simulation Versus Traditional Laboratory Instruction , Saeid Moslehpour Jan 1993

A Comparison Of Achievement Resulting From Learning Electronics Concepts By Computer Simulation Versus Traditional Laboratory Instruction , Saeid Moslehpour

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to compare student achievement resulting from learning electronics concepts by computer simulation versus traditional laboratory instruction (manipulating actual components). The purpose of this study was to enhance the student knowledge about passive-devices electronics circuitry. Two groups of college students participated in this study over an academic year;The review of literature indicated three types of results from the computer simulation and its effects on students: (1) positive effect; (2) negative effect; (3) no effect. The majority of researches indicated that computer simulation enhances the student knowledge of the subject matter;Pretests were given to both groups ...


A Comparison Of Competencies Required By The Woodworking Industry And Those Taught In Industrial Vocational Senior High Schools, As Perceived By Former Students And Teachers Of Woodworking In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Shih-Kuang Hou Jan 1993

A Comparison Of Competencies Required By The Woodworking Industry And Those Taught In Industrial Vocational Senior High Schools, As Perceived By Former Students And Teachers Of Woodworking In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Shih-Kuang Hou

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to investigate the competencies required by the woodworking industry and to compare these competencies with those taught in industrial vocational senior high schools in Taiwan, as perceived by former students and teachers of woodworking. The research involved an evaluation research procedure for analyzing the curricula of woodworking departments in schools;The questionnaire method of data collection was used. An instrument was designed and divided into four parts eliciting information about individuals, opinions about woodworking skills and knowledge, and comments or suggestions about changes in program content. Three woodworking related occupations, namely cabinet making, interior decorating, and ...


Identification And Verification Of The Job Duties And Tasks Of The Industrial Plastics Technician In The Greater Michiana Area Using The Dacum Process , Marcus D. Tillery Jan 1993

Identification And Verification Of The Job Duties And Tasks Of The Industrial Plastics Technician In The Greater Michiana Area Using The Dacum Process , Marcus D. Tillery

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to develop and verify a list of the job duties and tasks of industrial plastics technicians for use in developing plastics education and training programs which meet the needs of the greater Michiana area plastics industry;Research questions were as follows: (1) What tasks are considered to be essential to the success of the industrial plastics technician in the greater Michiana area? (2) What tasks are considered to be performed by entry-level industrial plastics technicians in the greater Michiana area? (3) What is the degree of importance of each task? (4) What is the ...


The Perceived Effectiveness Of The National Plumbing Competency Test In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Chang-Yen Tsai Jan 1992

The Perceived Effectiveness Of The National Plumbing Competency Test In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Chang-Yen Tsai

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to ascertain the perceptions of the plumbing incumbent workers, supervisors, and vocational educators regarding the current effectiveness of the National Occupational Competency Test in theory and practical aspects in Taiwan, Republic of China;The questionnaire method of data collection was used. A questionnaire was designed and structured into three parts that included the National Plumbing Competency Test critical competencies assessment, the perception assessment and personal information. A total of 112 plumbing incumbent workers, 110 supervisors, and 30 vocational educators responded to the questionnaires;Conclusions drawn from the findings were: (1) There was a high Spearman's ...


A Systematic Model For Developing Technology Education As The Primary Discipline For Advancing Technological Literacy In General Education In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Jimmy Chih-Ming Lo Jan 1992

A Systematic Model For Developing Technology Education As The Primary Discipline For Advancing Technological Literacy In General Education In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Jimmy Chih-Ming Lo

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to investigate the variety of technology education curricular models currently available and to develop a model with which to implement a technology education program able to enhance the primary discipline for advancing technological literacy within general education in Taiwan, Republic of China;A questionnaire consisting of four parts was developed by the researcher and sent to 584 subjects who were professors, teachers, administrators, and the 4th undergraduate and graduate students to gather the perceptions of respondents in terms of 98 variables dealing with concepts of technological literacy, technology education objectives, technology education curricular frameworks, and the ...


Research And Development Of Microcontroller Experiment Instructional Units And Their Effectiveness With Industrial Technology, Electronic Technology, And Electrical Engineering Technology Majors , Steve Chih Hsiung Jan 1992

Research And Development Of Microcontroller Experiment Instructional Units And Their Effectiveness With Industrial Technology, Electronic Technology, And Electrical Engineering Technology Majors , Steve Chih Hsiung

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The Motorola MC68HC11 microcontroller is one of the semiconductor achievements that offers various facilities in microprocessor control applications with no need for excessive external support in hardwares. This new product provides the flexibility, efficiency, economy, and simplicity for the designing job of the microprocessor control applications. This study was conducted to improve the current microprocessor teaching materials which are mostly out-of-date and expensive in conducting lab experiments, and to determine the relative effectiveness of the new microprocessor teaching materials. A set of seven explanatory lab experiments were designed and developed on the Motorola MC68HC11 microcontroller EVB (Evaluation Board), and students ...


Profile Of Indicators Of Industrial Education And Technology Doctoral Programs: Indicators For Definition And Evaluation , Keith E. Johnson Jan 1992

Profile Of Indicators Of Industrial Education And Technology Doctoral Programs: Indicators For Definition And Evaluation , Keith E. Johnson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to investigate the perceptions of doctoral students regarding definition and evaluation of quality indicators in Industrial Education and Technology nationwide. The investigation focused on student characteristics and network support as they were perceived to relate to program quality;Data were collected by means of a direct-mail survey. A questionnaire was mailed to all doctoral students in Industrial Education and Technology nationwide. The population included only doctoral students from Industrial Education and Technology programs nationwide. The sample consisted of 210 doctoral students in Industrial Education and Technology. The questionnaire contained 89 questions using a 5-point Likert response ...


Inservice Training For Incorporating Environmental Education Into The Industrial/Vocational Education System At The Secondary Education Level In Taiwan The Roc , Ruey-Gwo Chung Jan 1991

Inservice Training For Incorporating Environmental Education Into The Industrial/Vocational Education System At The Secondary Education Level In Taiwan The Roc , Ruey-Gwo Chung

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to develop a sequential procedural steps of inservice training of environmental education for industrial/vocational senior high school teachers in Taiwan R.O.C. The study investigated the attitudes and needs of teachers in terms of inservice training for environmental education. It also investigated teachers' perceptions of content, formats, time preferences, teaching methods, and administrative support for inservice training. The samples of the study consisted of 381 industrial/vocational senior high school teachers in Taiwan R.O.C;Twelve hypotheses were tested at the 0.05 level of significance. Seven revealed significant difference and ...


Long Glass Fiber Embedment In Polycarbonate Thermoplastic , Jeong Goo Lee Jan 1991

Long Glass Fiber Embedment In Polycarbonate Thermoplastic , Jeong Goo Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study was designed to investigate the effects of time and temperature on the mechanical property of hardness of a polycarbonate (thermoplastic) matrix, to achieve an 80% glass loading to a 20% wet-out for the polycarbonate pre-impregnated rod, to develop the prototype pultrusion equipment for polycarbonate pre-impregnated rod, and to develop the prototype pulforming equipment for polycarbonate fibersteel composite rod. Fibersteel rod is composed of seven pre-impregnated rods twisted into a spiral shape to act as a substitute for steel reinforcement rod in concrete;A polycarbonate matrix which had been solvent treated was tested according to Rockwell Hardness Test (ASTM ...


Current Status And Needs Of Educational Computer Network System For Secondary Industrial Arts Education In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Hung Jen Yang Jan 1991

Current Status And Needs Of Educational Computer Network System For Secondary Industrial Arts Education In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Hung Jen Yang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of this study were (1) to determine the current status of computer use and the existence of computer networks used in secondary schools' industrial arts education, (2) to identify the needs for an educational computer network system that can be used in secondary schools' industrial arts classroom, and (3) to develop an appropriate configuration of educational computer network for secondary schools' industrial arts education in Taiwan;There were two populations for this study. One was the population of industrial arts teachers in secondary schools in Taiwan. The other population was administrators in secondary schools in Taiwan. Two hundred ...


Preparation And Development Of Vocational Industrial Educators For Secondary School Level In Taiwan, R.O.C. , Ming-Kung Yang Jan 1991

Preparation And Development Of Vocational Industrial Educators For Secondary School Level In Taiwan, R.O.C. , Ming-Kung Yang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study investigated the views and perspectives of vocational industrial educators at the secondary school level in Taiwan on various aspects of the preparation and development of vocational personnel and compared the congruence of educators' perceptions in term of preparation and development of educators among school personnel from the northern, central, southern, and eastern parts of Taiwan, among the mechanical, electrical/electronic, chemical, construction, and industrial art families, between public and private school personnel, as well as between administrators and teachers. The design of research primarily concerned four areas: industrial program description and mission, preparation as a vocational educator, continuing ...


Job Satisfaction Of Industrial Arts Teachers In Secondary Schools In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Jui-Chen Yu Jan 1991

Job Satisfaction Of Industrial Arts Teachers In Secondary Schools In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Jui-Chen Yu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Purposes. The purposes of this study are (1) to identify the factors which contribute to job satisfaction of industrial arts education graduates from National Kaohsuing Normal University in Taiwan, (2) to investigate and analyze factors which contribute to job satisfaction of industrial arts education graduates, and (3) to develop a flow diagram for predicting overall job satisfaction of teachers among industrial arts education graduates;Methods. The questionnaire method of data collection was used. Two hundred subjects were randomly selected from industrial arts teachers who graduated from National Kaohsuing Normal University. A questionnaire, consisting of two parts, was developed by the ...


Effectiveness Of Microcomputer Aided Television Troubleshooting Instruction Using Digital Image Database , Chien-Pen Chuang Jan 1990

Effectiveness Of Microcomputer Aided Television Troubleshooting Instruction Using Digital Image Database , Chien-Pen Chuang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A microcomputer-based imaging system for instructing television troubleshooting has become available. It mainly consisted of an television troubleshooting expert system software and a digital image processing board installed in a 386[superscript]' IBM PC/AT microcomputer. The teaching images were grabbed by a CCD video camera and processed with PCA image database packages;The expert system developed for this study provided a knowledge base which followed the rules of "proceduralized problem-solving" and consisted of a knowledge base, an image database, and an inference engine. The knowledge base included a library of decision-making rules, frames of troubleshooting procedures, and frames of ...


Relationships Between Principals' Leadership Styles And School Climate In Senior Industrual High Schools In Taiwan, The Republic Of China , Ming-Tung Chen Jan 1990

Relationships Between Principals' Leadership Styles And School Climate In Senior Industrual High Schools In Taiwan, The Republic Of China , Ming-Tung Chen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study are: (1) to explore teachers' perceptions of their principals' leadership style and school climate; (2) to compare the school climates of teachers who also hold an administrative position with that of teachers who do not hold an administrative position; (3) to explore the relations between school climate and selected teachers' demographic characteristics such as gender, age, total years of teaching experience, total years at the present school, and educational level;A questionnaire consisting of three parts was developed by the researcher and sent to 280 subjects who were all senior industrial high school teachers. Part ...


To Investigate The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulation Versus Laboratory Experience, And The Sequencing Of Instruction, In Teaching Logic Circuits , Anuradha Ashok Gokhale Jan 1989

To Investigate The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulation Versus Laboratory Experience, And The Sequencing Of Instruction, In Teaching Logic Circuits , Anuradha Ashok Gokhale

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study investigated the effectiveness of computer-based simulation versus laboratory experience, and the sequencing of instruction, in teaching logic circuits. The two independent variables in this study were: (1) method of instruction, a nominal variable with two categories (computer-based simulation and laboratory experience); and (2) sequencing of instruction, a nominal variable with two categories (reading following lab or simulation experience and reading prior to lab or simulation experience). The dependent variable was the posttest score;A 2 x 2 factorial design was used in this study. The data were analyzed using the analysis of variance procedure. It was found that ...


The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulation In Training Programmers For Computer Numerical Control Machining , Yen-Fei Hwang Jan 1989

The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulation In Training Programmers For Computer Numerical Control Machining , Yen-Fei Hwang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of microcomputer simulation, and to compare the differences in skill mastery and in the need for a teacher's assistance among students using a microcomputer with a partner, using a microcomputer alone, and those who did not use a microcomputer simulator in learning CNC programming skills;A pretest-posttest control group design was used in this study. All of the students obtaining scores in pretest were taken out from the research to assure the homogeneity of the subjects;A total of ninety students was randomly selected from five classes in National ...