A Multivariate Evaluation Of Mainstream And Academic Development Courses In First-Year Microeconomics
This paper analyses the impact of the University of Cape Town's first-year microeconomics academic development course on performance in examinations. The paper makes two advances to existing empirical literature in this area. Firstly, we compare performance with a control group drawn from the mainstream economic course. Secondly, we evaluate performance in subsequent courses in first-year macroeconomics and second-year microeconomics. The results suggest that the academic development course has a major impact on students' performance in the structured/essay questions, relative to the control group, in first- and second-year microeconomics, and for the multiple-choice questions in first-year macroeconomics. Copyright (c) 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation (c) 2007 Economic Society of South Africa.
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Volume (Year): 75 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (03)
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