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Who Teaches with More Than Chalk and Talk?


  • Cynthia Lay Harter

    () (Department of Economics and Finance, Eastern Kentucky University)

  • William E. Becker

    () (Economics Department, Indiana University
    University of South Australia)

  • Michael Watts

    () (Economics Department, Purdue University)


Probit analysis is used to investigate factors that affect instructors' choices of teaching methodologies in introductory economics. The results show that instructor gender, percent of work time devoted to teaching, and the school's Carnegie classification are important determinants. Also, although class size is not an important determinant in the choice of instructional techniques used in the classroom, it is important in the choice of print materials and out-of-class assignments.

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  • Cynthia Lay Harter & William E. Becker & Michael Watts, 1999. "Who Teaches with More Than Chalk and Talk?," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 25(3), pages 343-356, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:25:y:1999:i:3:p:343-356

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    1. Steve J. Davis & John Haltiwanger, 1991. "Wage Dispersion Between and Within U.S. Manufacturing Plants, 1963-1986," NBER Working Papers 3722, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Bound, John & Johnson, George, 1992. "Changes in the Structure of Wages in the 1980's: An Evaluation of Alternative Explanations," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 82(3), pages 371-392, June.
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    Economics; Introductory Economics;

    JEL classification:

    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development


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