Of mice and pens: A discrete choice experiment on student preferences for assignment systems in economics

Flannery, D. and Kennelly, B. and Doherty, E. and Hynes, S. and Considine, J. (2013) Of mice and pens: A discrete choice experiment on student preferences for assignment systems in economics. International Review of Economics Education, 14. pp. 57-70. ISSN 14773880 (ISSN)

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With the development of online open courses, tailoring assignment systems to help students achieve their individual learning objectives will be possible. It is important therefore, from both an educational and business perspective, to understand more about how students value the different characteristics of assignment systems. The main contribution of this paper is the use of a discrete choice experiment to elicit students' preferences for various possible attributes of alternative assignment systems. Our results indicate that students have the strongest preference for assignment systems containing questions that have a high relevance for exam preparation. Our results also indicate that there is a high degree of heterogeneity within the student cohort in their preferences towards various attributes of assignment systems. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Assignment systems; Discrete choice experiment; Latent class model; Student preferences; Willingness to pay
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 15:08
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 15:10
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2266

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