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Collection: Faculty Working Papers  
Title Semester, Trimester or Block Plan? Retention of Economics Principles by Undergraduates on Alternative Curricular Structures
Author Johnson, Daniel K. N.
Lybecker, Kristina M.
Taylor, Corrine H.
Type of Resource text
Digital Origin born digital
Date Created 2008-08-13
Abstract This paper investigates whether the curricular structure of an Economics course (semester, trimester, or compressed block schedule) has an effect on an undergraduate's subsequent retention of course material. We test separately for theoretical/process comprehension and for graphical construction/interpretation, while separating micro from macro content as well. We use an instrument to address the no stakes testing problem, and our Heckman two-stage estimations present some interesting results for educators and institutional policymakers alike.
Keywords education
liberal arts
low-stakes testing
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the author for permission to publish.
Note (admin) Acquired as PDF from Colorado College Department of Economics and Business. Converted to PDF/A1.b using Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Local Identifier 2008-07
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2608
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