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An Interpretive Case Study Of Perceptions And Experiences Of Undergraduate Women In Engineering Majors At Iowa State University , Mildred Annette Haggray Jan 1992

An Interpretive Case Study Of Perceptions And Experiences Of Undergraduate Women In Engineering Majors At Iowa State University , Mildred Annette Haggray

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the perceptions and experiences of selected undergraduate women in engineering majors at Iowa State University. Using qualitative research methods, the researcher described and analyzed the effects of selected educational environment factors on the persistence of women in engineering majors. Educational environment factors that provided the focus for the study included: classroom climate, interaction with faculty and peers, and internal support systems. Related factors that were examined included: personal fit with the major, academic preparation, and career aspirations, and preferred teaching and learning styles and methodologies. Primary data sources included semi-structured ...


Productivity Analysis And Functional Specification Of Pakistani Textile Industry , Jani Alam Abbasi Jan 1992

Productivity Analysis And Functional Specification Of Pakistani Textile Industry , Jani Alam Abbasi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study deals with the general functional characterization of the Pakistani Textile Industry. Previous studies assumed constant elasticity of substitution functional form, the best-fitted model for general manufacturing industries of Pakistan. There is only one study in which the textile industry is treated separately, but the functional form used is the same, and investigations are done at the provincial level with data pooling for other provinces;The important point in this study is that functional form is not restricted and allowed to be estimated freely by the collected data. We assume that the productivity growth of Pakistani Textiles can be ...