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ERIC Number: EJ778758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
The Effective Use of Student Time: A Stochastic Frontier Production Function Case Study
Dolton, Peter; Marcenaro, Oscar D.; Navarro, Lucia
Economics of Education Review, v22 n6 p547-560 Dec 2003
The relationship between student study time allocation and examination performance is little understood. We model the allocation of student time into formal study (lectures and classes) and self study and its relationship to university examination scores using a stochastic frontier production function. This case study uses unique time budget data and detailed personal records from one university in Spain. The results suggest that, within the formal system of teaching in Spain, both formal study and self study are significant determinants of exam scores but that the former may be up to four times more important than the latter. We also find that self study time may be insignificant if ability bias is corrected for.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain