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Assessing The Importance Of Sequencing Laboratory Welding Practicums, Malcolm Riley Rose May 2013

Assessing The Importance Of Sequencing Laboratory Welding Practicums, Malcolm Riley Rose

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The purpose of this study was to determine if having fewer operator-controlled variables during welding will improve secondary students' ability to meet weld quality standards for an AWS 1F test. Two different welding processes, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Shielded Metal Arc welding, were used in the research. The population of this study (N = 71), participants were randomly assigned into one of four treatment groups. The study was conducted over six class periods. Participants completed a welding pretest, taught safety procedures followed by welding instruction of both GMAW and SMAW process. Practice sessions were given for each welding …