THE DETERMINANT OF SUCCESS IN BASIC ECONOMICS COURSES TAUGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS IN PRAGUE

MICHAL MIRVALD, MARTINA TOMÁNKOVÁ

Abstract:

In comparison with other basic courses at the University of Economics in Prague there are basic economics courses taught by the Department of Economics that regularly show higher fail rates, specifically more than 35 %. A standard evaluation should be done in time and shall use different methods. Using quantitative methods, our analysis tries to identify key determinants of students’ success. The data were obtained via a questionnaire during the last lectures in the winter semester of 2016/17 and in the winter semester of 2017/18. As opposed to existing studies, we also consider variables that weren’t previously possible to observe, such as the use of IT technologies during lectures and studying from materials in electronic form.

Keywords:
Economics, economics courses, education, determinant, fail rate, midterm points, test score

DOI: 10.52950/ES.2018.7.1.005

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APA citation:
MICHAL MIRVALD, MARTINA TOMÁNKOVÁ (2018). The Determinant of Success in Basic Economics Courses Taught by the Department of Economics at the University of Economics in Prague. International Journal of Economic Sciences, Vol. VII(1), pp. 82-90. , DOI: 10.52950/ES.2018.7.1.005


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