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The purpose of this research was to compare learning outcome for Food Quality Assessment and Control subject by using 2 different learning methods which were Laboratory based learning and Project based learning. The participants consisted of 80 third year students of Prince of Songkla University, Surat Thani Campus registered for Food Quality Assessment and Control subject. The research instruments included achievement test, problem solving thinking skill test and inquiry skill test. The data were statistically analyzed by using average, standard deviation and t-test. The results showed that;
1. Students who learned by project based learning had learning achievement in Food Quality Assessment and Control subject higher than students who learned by laboratory based learning at significant level of 0.05.
2. Students who learned by project based learning had problem solving thinking skill higher than students who learned by laboratory based learning at significant level of 0.05.
3. Students who learned by project based learning had inquiry skill higher than students who learned by laboratory based learning at significant level of 0.05.
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