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ERIC Number: EJ1053614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2504
Using the Student Research Project to Integrate Macroeconomics and Statistics in an Advanced Cost Accounting Course
Hassan, Mahamood M.; Schwartz, Bill N.
American Journal of Business Education, v7 n2 p131-142 2014
This paper discusses a student research project that is part of an advanced cost accounting class. The project emphasizes active learning, integrates cost accounting with macroeconomics and statistics by "learning by doing" using real world data. Students analyze sales data for a publicly listed company by focusing on the company's growth rates in sales, and their growth rates in real sales by adjusting for inflation using the various consumer price indices or producer price indices that are available, and regressing the sales growth rates against macroeconomic variables such as gross domestic product and the various types of personal consumption expenditure items.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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