Teaching economics in a changing environment: the case of introductory postgraduate economic statistics

Alauddin, Mohammad and Foster, John (2007) Teaching economics in a changing environment: the case of introductory postgraduate economic statistics. Economic Analysis and Policy, 37 2: 187-204. doi:10.1016/S0313-5926(07)50019-6

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Author Alauddin, Mohammad
Foster, John
Title Teaching economics in a changing environment: the case of introductory postgraduate economic statistics
Journal name Economic Analysis and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-5926
Publication date 2007-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0313-5926(07)50019-6
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 37
Issue 2
Start page 187
End page 204
Total pages 18
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Economic Society of Australia
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
1402 Applied Economics
Abstract This paper compares overall student satisfaction within and across disciplines in the instruction process of introductory postgraduate economic statistics with a highly heterogeneous student clientele employing non-parametric and multivariate analysis. The analysis finds that product differentiation is a sine qua non for a heterogeneous clientele. Evidence, based on student perceptions, supports the hypothesis that the overall rating in the statistics course compares favourably with other economics courses and is on a par with non-economics courses. It underscores the vibrant reality that student diversity has changed the university environment. Effective, relevant and attractive programmes require understanding this transition. The paper’s novelty lies in its use of a range of analytical frameworks demonstrating that by explicitly addressing the heterogeneous character of student needs in the instruction process, even in quite difficult courses, overall rating can be at least on a par with other courses within and between disciplines.
Keyword Student satisfaction
Teaching economics
Q-Index Code C1
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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