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ERIC Number: EJ950622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Retention of Economics Principles by Undergraduates on Alternative Curricular Structures
Johnson, Daniel K. N.; Lybecker, Kristina M.; Taylor, Corrine H.
Journal of Education for Business, v86 n6 p332-338 2011
The authors investigated whether the curricular structure of an economics course (semester, trimester, or compressed block schedule) has an effect on an undergraduate's subsequent retention of course material, while controlling for other relevant differences. They tested separately for theoretical or process comprehension and for graphical construction or interpretation, while separating microeconomics from macroeconomics content as well. They used an instrument to address the no-stakes testing problem, and their Heckman two-stage estimations present some interesting results for educators and institutional policymakers alike. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A