Three Pedagogical Examples

To illustrate the points in this section of the chapter, we have three example data sets that are available from the book website and will be used throughout the book. A quick summary of the data sets is presented in Example data sets. A complete summary of the items by instrument as well as source data source details are presented at the end of this chapter.
Table 2.1 Example data sets
Example
Sample
Items/Scales
Example Items
1. Engineering items
372 undergraduate students from a study on engineering majors at an eastern university.
14 items and 2 scales: engineering problem-solving (8 items), interest in engineering (6 items)
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