Prof. Telge Sarath Gamini Peiris學術專題演講(一)107/05/21

  • 2018-05-14
  • 楊 文敏

國立政治大學統計學系
     
主講人:Prof. Telge Sarath Gamini Peiris (Department of Mathematics, University
                of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)

   目:Impact of Level 1 and Level 2 Engineering Mathematics on the
               Performance of Various Engineering Disciplines in Level 2: A Case Study
               from University of Moratuwa

      間:民國107521 (星期一) 下午240 
      點:國立政治大學逸仙樓050101教室
      要:
           Mathematics plays a key role in engineering sciences as it assists to develop the intellectual maturity and analytical thinking of engineering students and exploring the student academic performance has received great attention recently. The lack of control over covariates motivates the need for their adjustment when measuring the degree of association between two sets of variables in Canonical Correlation Analysis (CCA). Thus to examine the individual effects of mathematics in Level 1 and Level 2 on engineering performance in Level 2, two adjusted analyses in CCA: Part CCA and Partial CCA were applied for the raw marks of engineering undergraduates for three different disciplines, at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. The joint influence of mathematics in Level 1 and Level 2 is significant on engineering performance in Level 2 irrespective of the engineering disciplines. The individual effect of mathematics in Level 2 is significantly higher compared to the individual effect of mathematics in Level 1 on engineering performance in Level 2. Furthermore, the individual effect of mathematics in Level 1 can be negligible. But, there would be a notable indirect effect of mathematics in Level 1 on engineering performance in Level 2. It can be concluded that the joint effect of mathematics in both Level 1 and Level 2 is immensely beneficial to improve the overall academic performance at the end of Level 2 of the engineering students. Furthermore, it was found that the impact mathematics varies among engineering disciplines. As partial CCA and partial CCA are not widely explored in applied work, it is recommended to use these techniques for various applications.