Today's Date is 2017-06-24 15:41:25

This is the survey for PC221 from 2013 W term.


Q 1 Being required to demonstrate things in the lab was
useful to summarize important sections of each lab a good way to have part of the lab mark assigned both of the above neither of the above
20500
29%0%71%0%0%
 
Q 2 The post-lab requirements were
well-chosen to test what was learned in the lab reasonable to be able to answer after doing the lab both of the above neither of the above
01600
0%14%86%0%0%
 
Q 3 Keeping a lab notebook was
a good idea because it kept all important information in one place easy to learn to use productively both of the above neither of the above
20500
29%0%71%0%0%
 
Q 4 Using the lab notebook for lab tests was
helpful for the tests good for helping to know what to write in the notebook in the labs both of the above neither of the above The notebook wasn't really needed for the tests.
20500
29%0%71%0%0%
 
Q 5 The lab web page was
organized and easy to follow better than having a printed lab manual both of the above neither of the above
01510
0%14%71%14%0%
 
Q 6 Doing analysis, measurement, and simulation for different circuits
made me see how they all fit together helped me have confidence that my results were correct both of the above was usually a waste of time; especially after the first couple of labs
12400
14%29%57%0%0%
 
Q 7 Working with similar circuits two weeks in a row (e.g. DC and AC circuits, RC and LC filters, regular and Zener diodes)
made the second weeks' labs easier made the comparison of the two circuits more clear both of the above was pretty much irrelevant
12400
14%29%57%0%0%
 
Q 8 After using Kirchhoff's laws and phasor analysis for the circuits in these labs,
I feel pretty confident doing that from now on. I could do what I had to do in the labs again, but I'm not sure I could do it well for bigger circuits. I don't think I could do it like I did in the lab without following the lab instructions again. I was never really clear on how to do it in the lab.
25000
29%71%0%0%0%
 
Q 9 For doing Kirchhoff's laws and phasor analysis
I'd prefer doing it by hand using algebra. I'd prefer using a computer algebra package like Maple or Maxima. I'm pretty comfortable doing it either way. I'm not very comfortable doing it either way. I'd like to use a computer algebra package, but I'd need more instruction about how to use it first.
31201
43%14%29%0%14%
 
Q 10 I feel comfortable using a digital meter to measure the DC offset of a waveform.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00016
0%0%0%14%86%
 
Q 11 I feel comfortable using a digital meter to measure the amplitude of a waveform.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00043
0%0%0%57%43%
 
Q 12 I feel comfortable using an oscilloscope to measure DC offset of a waveform.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00025
0%0%0%29%71%
 
Q 13 I feel comfortable using an oscilloscope to measure the amplitude of a waveform.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00025
0%0%0%29%71%
 
Q 14 I feel comfortable using an oscilloscope to measure period and frequency.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00016
0%0%0%14%86%
 
Q 15 I feel comfortable using the oscilloscope math functions, for instance to measure voltage across a component.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00034
0%0%0%43%57%
 
Q 16 I feel comfortable using a function generator to produce specific waveforms.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00007
0%0%0%0%100%
 
Q 17 I feel comfortable wiring a circuit from a schematic diagram.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00016
0%0%0%14%86%
 
Q 18 I feel comfortable converting between amplitude and RMS values for a given waveform.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00124
0%0%14%29%57%
 
Q 19 I feel comfortable sketching a waveform from digital multimeter measurements.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00052
0%0%0%71%29%
 
Q 20 I understand when, why, and how to do DC Bias Point analysis.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00124
0%0%14%29%57%
 
Q 21 I understand when, why, and how to do Transient analysis.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00133
0%0%14%43%43%
 
Q 22 I understand when, why, and how to do AC analysis.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
01132
0%14%14%43%29%
 
Q 23 I understand when, why, and how to do DC Sweep analysis.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00061
0%0%0%86%14%
 
Q 24 I understand when, why, and how to add models and subcircuits.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
02140
0%29%14%57%0%
 
Q 25 I am comfortable using cursors to measure waveform properties.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00124
0%0%14%29%57%
 
Q 26 I am comfortable figuring out how to use unfamiliar features on my own; i.e. without formal instruction in the lab exercise.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00151
0%0%14%71%14%
 
Q 27 The lab tests were
at a reasonable level of difficulty a good test of important concepts both of the above neither of the above
22300
29%29%43%0%0%
 
Q 28 Having each person work with a slightly different circuit from anyone else for the lab tests
was a reasonable way to get people to do their own work still made it easy for people to copy from each other wasn't necessary; people would have worked independently anyway wasn't necessary; the lab tests were really easy anyway wasn't necessary; the lab tests were too hard anyway.
70000
100%0%0%0%0%
 
Q 29 I liked doing the video project more than regular labs or lab tests.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
01042
0%14%0%57%29%
 
Q 30 I think the video project was a good alternative to a lab test.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
10042
14%0%0%57%29%
 
Q 31 After doing the video project I understood the material better than before I did the project.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
10033
14%0%0%43%43%
 
Q 32 I liked evaluating the other projects.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
00223
0%0%29%29%43%
 
Q 33 I liked the feedback I got from the other students who evaluated my project.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
11023
14%14%0%29%43%
 
Q 34 I think a similar video project would be a good idea in other courses like PC/CP200.
disagree strongly disagree neither agree nor disagree agree agree strongly
10033
14%0%0%43%43%
 
Q 35 The labs were
a good complement to the lectures a good reinforcement of the lectures both of the above pretty disconnected from the lectures and not much use Both the labs and the lectures seemed pretty useless.
31110
50%17%17%17%0%
 
Q 36 Comparing these labs to the labs in PC/CP200, I thought
these labs were more useful these labs were less useful the two labs fit together well both the labs seemed pretty useless. I don't remember the PC/CP200 labs to be able to compare. (or, I didn't take PC/CP200.)
00601
0%0%86%0%14%
 
Q 37 Did the similarity in format and expectations to the PC/CP200 labs help you in these labs?
Yes, quite a bit. Yes, but only a little. No, but neither one seemed very hard. No, this was like a completely different endeavor. I don't remember the PC/CP200 labs to be able to compare. (or, I didn't take PC/CP200.)
51001
71%14%0%0%14%
 
Q 38 Given the difference between this course and PC/CP120 in content, i.e. analog vs. digital electronics,
the difference in the labs were reasonable (or, I didn't take PC/CP120.) the PC/CP120 labs were better because of the project this lab with both the tests and video project was better than PC/CP120 with the project the approach seemed similar in both labs anyway both labs were a disappointment
31120
43%14%14%29%0%
 
Q 39 In general,
I like labs more than other people in my courses. I like labs less than other people in my courses. I like labs about as much as other people in my courses. I have no idea what other people in my courses think about labs.
10420
14%0%57%29%0%
 
Q 40 In order to improve teaching beyond my own courses, I'd like to be able to share the results of these evaluations with other instructors, students, etc. May I have your permission to do that?
Yes, I'd be glad if any improvement could come from this. Yes, this is anonymous enough that I don't mind how the results are used. No, this isn't anonymous enough for me to be comfortable with the results being shared. No, even though this is anonymous I don't want the results to be shared.
70000
100%0%0%0%0%
 

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