Tolerance for Ambiguity: An Investigation on Its Effect on Student Design Performance?

Citation:
Mohammed S, Okudan Gül E, Ogot M. "Tolerance for Ambiguity: An Investigation on Its Effect on Student Design Performance?" age. 2006;11:1.

Abstract:

Design is a common activity for most disciplines in engineering. Therefore, introductory
engineering courses are developed to include design activities as the main driver for the
curriculum. Despite this fact, however, it can not be concluded that the implementation of
design teaching is done in a way conducive to student learning. While there could be several
reasons for this, this paper specifically investigates the effect of tolerance for ambiguity on
student design performance. An analysis of the data collected for this investigation reveals the
beneficial effects of higher tolerance for ambiguity on increased efficacy, satisfaction, and
conflict resolution in the context of an open-ended, team-based, industry-sponsored engineering
design project.

Keywords: Design teams, tolerance for ambiguity, efficacy, design performance.

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