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Comment on Chen and Lin “Does downloading Powerpoint slides before the lecture lead to better student achievement?â€

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  • Edmund Cannon

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Chen and Lin (2008) is an interesting attempt to measure the effect of students having access to PowerPoint slides before a lecture. They argue that such access leads to better learning outcomes as measured by higher exam marks. While their empirical results shed some light on students’ use of PowerPoint slides, I argue that they have not succeeded in isolating the treatment effect and the correlations cannot be interpreted as causal.

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  • Edmund Cannon, 2011. "Comment on Chen and Lin “Does downloading Powerpoint slides before the lecture lead to better student achievement?â€," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 10(1), pages 83-89.
  • Handle: RePEc:che:ireepp:v:10:y:2011:i:1:p:83-89
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    1. Jennjou Chen & Tsui-Fang Lin, 2011. "Does Downloading PowerPoint Slides Before the Lecture Lead to Better Student Achievement?: Reply," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 10(1), pages 90-93.

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