In-Class vs. Online Experiments: Is There a Difference?
AbstractClassroom 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 Understanding in College Economics (TUCE) (Saunders 1991)) or other outcomes exists between students exposed to experiments in class and students exposed to them online. In this investigation, class sections differed only in the manner through which the experiments were administered: manually in class; or computerized online. The authors found no significant difference in student achievement or overall views of the course or instructor between the two treatments. The authors did, however, find that students exposed to hand-run experiments report more favorable views of the experimental pedagogy and report higher levels of interaction with their classmates.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor and Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of Economic Education.
Volume (Year): 43 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Contact details of provider:
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statistics
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael McNulty).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.