Title

Attendance and performance in a large economics class

RIS ID

25680

Publication Details

Neri, F. V. & Meloche, Y. (2008). Attendance and performance in a large economics class. Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference (pp. 28-33). Parramatta: School of Economics and Finance, University of Western Sydney.

Abstract

In this paper we investigate whether lecture attendance is related to student performance in the multiple choice component of the final exam, for a large class of first year economics students. Our findings indicate that in this learning environment, lecture attendance was not statistically significantly related to academic performance. This result may cast doubt on calls to make attendance compulsory.

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