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ERIC Number: EJ877017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0273-4753
Cash for Comment: Participation Money as a Mechanism for Measurement, Reward, and Formative Feedback in Active Class Participation
Chylinski, Mathew
Journal of Marketing Education, v32 n1 p25-38 2010
An unconditioned stimulus in the form of "participation money" serves to keep track of students' comments during class discussions and extrinsically to reinforce their class participation behaviors. Using a longitudinal experiment to investigate the effect of the participation money stimulus on several education outcomes, the author finds that the stimulus increases the number of comments during weekly class discussions, as perceived by both instructors and students. This increased class participation has a positive effect on students' experience and perceived understanding of course material, as well as the social atmosphere during class discussions. The findings thus have important implications for marketing educators. (Contains 6 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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