Proposal Abstract

Students attitudes towards Economics as well as their knowledge of Economics before and after taking a college introductory Economics class is examined using standardized multiple choice economics questions. Prior knowledge of economics, having a bank account, and other biographical information are used to hold constant many factors influencing pre/post performance in an economics class such as instructor, book, content of the class. Results hope to shed light on how to flag potentially low grade students at the start of the semester to enable them to improve their performance in the introductory class.

Location

Room 2903

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 10th, 9:00 AM Mar 10th, 9:45 AM

Student Attitudes and Performance in an Introductory College Economics Class

Room 2903

Students attitudes towards Economics as well as their knowledge of Economics before and after taking a college introductory Economics class is examined using standardized multiple choice economics questions. Prior knowledge of economics, having a bank account, and other biographical information are used to hold constant many factors influencing pre/post performance in an economics class such as instructor, book, content of the class. Results hope to shed light on how to flag potentially low grade students at the start of the semester to enable them to improve their performance in the introductory class.