A multivariate evaluation of mainstream and academic development courses in first-year microeconomics

 

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dc.contributor.author Smith, Leonard en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Edwards, Lawrence en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-28T14:12:48Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-28T14:12:48Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Smith, L., Edwards, L. 2007. A multivariate evaluation of mainstream and academic development courses in first-year microeconomics. South African Journal of Economics. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2280 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8885
dc.description This is the accepted version of the following article: Smith L. & Edwards L. 2007. A multivariate evaluation of mainstream and academic development courses in first-year microeconomics. South African Journal of Economics. 75(1): 99-117., which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1813-6982.2007.00102.x. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract 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. Matriculation results, mathematics, English first language, physical science and gender are also important determinants of performance. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Wiley en_ZA
dc.source South African Journal of Economics en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1813-6982.2007.00102.x. en_ZA
dc.subject academic development en_ZA
dc.subject student performance en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject economic education en_ZA
dc.title A multivariate evaluation of mainstream and academic development courses in first-year microeconomics en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Postprint en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Centre for Higher Education Development en_ZA
dc.publisher.department ADP: Science en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Smith, L., & Edwards, L. (2007). A multivariate evaluation of mainstream and academic development courses in first-year microeconomics. <i>South African Journal of Economics</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8885 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Smith, Leonard, and Lawrence Edwards "A multivariate evaluation of mainstream and academic development courses in first-year microeconomics." <i>South African Journal of Economics</i> (2007) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8885 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Smith L, Edwards L. A multivariate evaluation of mainstream and academic development courses in first-year microeconomics. South African Journal of Economics. 2007; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8885. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Smith, Leonard AU - Edwards, Lawrence AB - 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. Matriculation results, mathematics, English first language, physical science and gender are also important determinants of performance. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - South African Journal of Economics KW - academic development KW - student performance KW - South Africa KW - economic education LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 SM - 0038-2280 T1 - A multivariate evaluation of mainstream and academic development courses in first-year microeconomics TI - A multivariate evaluation of mainstream and academic development courses in first-year microeconomics UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8885 ER - en_ZA


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