Metwally, Mokhtar M. and Perera, Nelson, 2006, Students' preferences for teaching strategies that strengthen the learning of economics in Middle Eastern universities, Middle East Business and Economic Review, 18(1), 59-74.
A survey, covering a random sample of 139 students, was conducted at the University of Wollongong in Dubai during the months of September-November 2004, to gather opinions of students about their attitudes towards strategies that promote the teaching and learning of economics. The technique of factor analysis was used to model the preference of students for various strategies. Multiple discriminant analysis was used to find out whether there are any significant differences in the attitudes of students at different stages: "students learning introductory economic subjects", "students learning intermediate economic subjects" and "students learning advanced and applied economic subjects." Factor scores were used as predictive variables in multiple discriminant analysis to test students' attitudes.