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ERIC Number: EJ1135652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
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Do Work Placements Improve Final Year Academic Performance or Do High-Calibre Students Choose to Do Work Placements?
Jones, C. M.; Green, J. P.; Higson, H. E.
Studies in Higher Education, v42 n6 p976-992 2017
This study investigates whether the completion of an optional sandwich work placement enhances student performance in final year examinations. Using Propensity Score Matching, our analysis departs from the literature by controlling for self-selection. Previous studies may have overestimated the impact of sandwich work placements on performance because it might be the case that high-calibre students choose to go on placement. Our results, utilising a large student data set, indicate that self-selection is present, but the effects of a placement on student performance still have an impact. This robust finding is found to be of a remarkably similar magnitude across two UK universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Birmingham); United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
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