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ERIC Number: EJ1160819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Advancing Accounting Research of Teaching Efficacy: Developing a Scale to Measure Student Attitudes toward Active Learning Experiences
Burney, Laurie; Zascavage, Victoria; Matherly, Michele
Leadership and Research in Education, v4 n1 p55-76 2017
Literature consistently documents a positive, direct effect of students' attitudes on learning (Lizzio, Wilson, & Simons, 2002). Hence, accounting studies describing active learning activities often report student attitudes as evidence of efficacy (e.g., Matherly & Burney, 2013), but rely on single-item instead of multi-item scales. This practice in accounting impedes evaluation of active learning activities or testing of empirical models. Thus, we (1) develop scales capturing students' attitudes, (2) use qualitative inquiry to validate our scales, and (3) empirically test our scales using Biggs' (1989) 3P Model. These scales will enable this stream to mature through more consistent constructs and sophisticated modeling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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