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1996 Annual Conference Proceedings
The objective of this paper is to demonstrate verbal protocol analysis as a method to document and analyze how students approach open-ended engineering design problems. As part of a larger effort to study how engineering students solve design problems, freshmen and senior engineering students were asked to design a playground for a fictional neighborhood. This paper will demonstrate the use of the verbal protocol method as shown by an in-depth analysis of one of the subjects from this study.doi:10.18260/1-2--5888 fatcat:z5hqrb4i5vhazhjhxl5xz3tx6q