Student Performance in Traditional vs. Online Format: Evidence from Introductory Economics Classes
AbstractThis study uses a different approach to testing for a difference in student performance between traditional and online courses than prior studies that compare learning outcomes in economics courses. The study uses exam questions as the unit of observation and a specification that includes indicator variables for each student. These indicator variables capture the effect of differences in unobserved student characteristics on learning outcomes and thereby eliminate omitted variable bias. The study reports the finding that for an MBA introductory economics course taught in hybrid format the students had a significantly greater chance of answering a question correctly if it came from a chapter covered online (p
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Connecticut, Department of Economics in its series Working papers with number 2007-03.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2007
Date of revision: Dec 2008
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- NEP-ALL-2007-03-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2007-03-24 (Education)
- NEP-SOG-2007-03-24 (Sociology of Economics)
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- Daniel R. Marburger, 2001. "Absenteeism and Undergraduate Exam Performance," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 32(2), pages 99-109, January.
- Daniel R. Marburger, 2006. "Does Mandatory Attendance Improve Student Performance?," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(2), pages 148-155, April.
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