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Teaching Econometrics Using Formative Assessment

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  • Geetha Rajaram
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    This article studies the effectiveness of formative assessment techniques for an econometrics course. A large scale project with extensive formative assessment was included in the course, incorporating both summative and formative assessment. The specific assignment is for students to learn all steps to turn raw data obtained from the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) using the statistical software SPSS into a viable thesis that is worthy of undergraduate conference presentations and publications. Learning gains from implementation of this project using extensive formative assessment are measured by changes in student course grades.

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    Article provided by Middle Tennessee State University, Business and Economic Research Center in its journal Journal for Economic Educators.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (Fall)
    Pages: 1-12

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    Keywords: Undergraduate Economics Education; Teaching of Economics;

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    1. Becker, William E & Watts, Michael, 1996. "Chalk and Talk: A National Survey on Teaching Undergraduate Economics," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 86(2), pages 448-53, May.
    2. William E. Becker & William H. Greene, 2001. "Teaching Statistics and Econometrics to Undergraduates," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 15(4), pages 169-182, Fall.
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