ERIC Number: ED418025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Expertise in Economics: Recall and Reasoning.
Gijselaers, Wim H.; Woltjer, Geert
This study attempts to investigate development of expertise in the area of economics. Results suggest that development of expertise in economics has a stage-like development similar to the domain of medicine. Studies in medicine show that expertise development is not simply a process of extending knowledge in existing semantic networks. The study involved 7 experts from the economics department, 8 fourth-year university students, and 10 novices at the end of the first year of the economics programs. Subjects were given a text for a limited period of time and then asked to write down as much as they could remember after the time lapsed. The cases examined were considered to be at intermediate difficulty. Recall and case analysis protocols were scored against the original case text propositions. Data suggest a stage of development among novices, intermediates, and experts. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997).