Exploring the Engineering Student Experience:
Findings from the Academic Pathways of People Learning Engineering Survey
Sheri Sheppard, Shannon Gilmartin, Helen L. Chen, Krista Donaldson,
Gary Lichtenstein, Özgür Eriş, Micah Lande, and George Toye
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For specific information about the APPLES instrument—how it
was constructed, what constructs and demographic variables are
addressed, and how it was deployed—please reference Chapters 1
and 2. A copy of the instrument can be found in Appendix I.1.
Appendix II.3 describes how the APPLES multi-item variables were
Suggested citation for this publication, APA format:
Sheppard, S., Gilmartin, S., Chen, H.L., Donaldson, K.,
Lichtenstein, G., Eriş, Ö., Lande, M., & Toye, G. (2010).
Exploring the Engineering Student Experience: Findings from the
Academic Pathways of People Learning Engineering Survey (APPLES)
(CAEE-TR-10-01). Seattle, WA: Center for the Advancement for
Engineering Education. Retrieved [date], from