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Atwood, Alicia; Emerson, Tisha L. N.; Knox, Melissa A.; Taznin, Mahjuja M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The use of experiments in the undergraduate economics classroom has been shown to have pedagogical value in increasing student learning and engagement, but the startup costs of adopting classroom experiments can be high for instructors. This article serves as a guide to adoption for the first-time user of computerized (online) classroom…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Educational Experiments, Online Courses
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
Using student transcripts from six institutions over a 23-year timespan, the authors investigate the movement of students into and out of the economics major. Considerable movement between majors occurs with 83 percent of economics graduates switching in after their first principles course. These eventual majors come from a variety of sources, but…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; English, Linda K. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The authors' data contain inter- and intra-class variations in experiments to which students in a principles of microeconomics course were exposed. These variations allowed the estimation of the effect on student achievement from the experimental treatment generally, as well as effects associated with participation in specific experiments. The…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Microeconomics, Control Groups
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; English, Linda K.; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
In this study, the authors employed a quasi-experimental research design to examine the efficacy of a cooperative learning pedagogy (i.e., think-pair-share exercises) integrated into sections of microeconomic principles. Materials, exercises, and assessment instruments for all study sections are identical except for the nature of the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, Microeconomics, Educational Principles
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Emerson, Tisha L. N. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
One associate editor's perspective on classroom experiment articles is detailed in this article. The associate editor provides recommendations for manuscripts for the Instruction (those that describe new classroom experiments) and Research (those reporting studies into the efficacy of classroom experiments as a pedagogical tool) Sections of…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Writing for Publication, Research Methodology
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Carter, Linda K.; Emerson, Tisha L. N. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
Classroom experiments in economics continue to increase in popularity. While early experiments were often hand-run in class, now computerized online experiments are also widely available. Using a quasiexperimental approach, the authors investigated whether any difference in student achievement (as measured by course scores and the "Test of…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Experiments, Class Activities, Academic Achievement
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; McGoldrick, KimMarie; Mumford, Kevin J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
Underrepresentation of women in economics is documented in many studies. Investigation of its sources at the undergraduate level is examined through students' decisions to persist in economics, either beyond an introductory course or in their major choices. The authors add to the literature by analyzing students' decisions to take their first…
Descriptors: Females, Economics Education, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Differences
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; Taylor, Beck A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2007
The authors bring together two research streams in the literature that examine separately the effectiveness of using experiments in the principles classroom and the relationship between different personality types and student achievement. Using a sample of 255 principles of microeconomics students, 48 of whom were enrolled in sections that relied…
Descriptors: Microeconomics, Economics Education, Educational Experiments, Experimental Teaching