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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
Using student transcripts from six institutions over a 23-year timespan, the authors investigate the movement of students into and out of the economics major. Considerable movement between majors occurs with 83 percent of economics graduates switching in after their first principles course. These eventual majors come from a variety of sources, but…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement
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Allgood, Sam; Hoyt, Gail; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Past studies suggest that a majority of economics graduate students engage in teaching-related activities during graduate school and many go on to academic positions afterwards. However, not all graduate students are formally prepared to teach while in graduate school nor are they fully prepared to teach in their first academic position. The…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Education
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; English, Linda K.; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
In this study, the authors employed a quasi-experimental research design to examine the efficacy of a cooperative learning pedagogy (i.e., think-pair-share exercises) integrated into sections of microeconomic principles. Materials, exercises, and assessment instruments for all study sections are identical except for the nature of the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, Microeconomics, Educational Principles
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McGoldrick, KimMarie; Garnett, Robert – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
Economic educators often profess the goal of teaching our students to "think like economists." Since Siegfried and colleagues (1991) coined this phrase, its meaning has been interpreted as a focus on analytical concepts and methods of economics as opposed to the broader goal of preparing students for independent, critical thought in the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Critical Thinking, Inquiry, College Instruction
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Maier, Mark H.; McGoldrick, KimMarie; Simkins, Scott P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
This article describes Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics, a Web-based portal that makes innovative pedagogic resources and effective teaching practices easily accessible to economists. Starting Point introduces economists to teaching innovations through 16 online modules, each containing a general description of a specific pedagogic…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; McGoldrick, KimMarie; Mumford, Kevin J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
Underrepresentation of women in economics is documented in many studies. Investigation of its sources at the undergraduate level is examined through students' decisions to persist in economics, either beyond an introductory course or in their major choices. The authors add to the literature by analyzing students' decisions to take their first…
Descriptors: Females, Economics Education, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Differences
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McGoldrick, KimMarie; Hoyt, Gail; Colander, David – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
This article provides insight into the skill-development activities of graduate students at U.S. institutions providing graduate education in economics. The authors document the extent of student participation in and preparation for teaching-related activities while in graduate school, finding that more than 50 percent of students are involved in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Student Participation, Faculty Development
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McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2008
The author describes a senior-level course designed to promote student skills in "acting like economists." Although most departments offer senior-level courses, this one is unique in that it was developed on the basis of learning as opposed to content objectives, assignments are designed to reinforce and further develop research skills through a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Research Skills, Economics Education
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Burrus, Robert T.; McGoldrick, KimMarie; Schuhmann, Peter W. – Journal of Economic Education, 2007
The authors examine student cheating based on implicit and explicit definitions of cheating. Prior to being provided a definition of cheating, students reported whether they had cheated. Students were then provided a definition of cheating and asked to rereport their cheating behaviors. Results indicate that students do not understand what…
Descriptors: Sororities, Drinking, Cheating, College Students
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McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Presents a case study for a course on women in the economy that makes use of service-learning projects in which students provide analysis for local nonprofit organizations. Reviews the literature on service learning and outlines its application in the course. Relates student and faculty responses to the activity. (DSK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Case Studies, Economics, Economics Education