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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; Taylor, Beck A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2007
The authors bring together two research streams in the literature that examine separately the effectiveness of using experiments in the principles classroom and the relationship between different personality types and student achievement. Using a sample of 255 principles of microeconomics students, 48 of whom were enrolled in sections that relied…
Descriptors: Microeconomics, Economics Education, Educational Experiments, Experimental Teaching
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Swope, Kurtis J.; Schmitt, Pamela M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2006
Most studies of the determinants of understanding in economics focus on performance in a single course or standardized exam. Taking advantage of a large data set available at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), the authors examined the performance of economics majors over an entire curriculum. They found that gender was not a significant predictor of…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement
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Borg, Mary O.; Stranahan, Harriet A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2002
Demonstrates that personality type is an important explanatory variable in student performance in upper level economics courses. Finds that certain personality types, combined with race and gender effects, produce students who outperform other students. Introverts and those with the Keirsey-Bates temperament combination of sensing/judging…
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Gender Issues, Higher Education
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Borg, Mary O.; Shapiro, Stephen L. – Journal of Economic Education, 1996
Utilizes the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to delineate four basic personality types and their corresponding learning styles. Compares student's learning style with professor's teaching style. Suggests options for improving instruction by offering teaching and grading strategies that better accommodate student personality types and learning…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style