Title

Selecting Strategies to Foster Economists' Critical Thinking Skills: A Quantile Regression Approach

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Costas Siriopoulos
Gerasimos Pomonis

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Review of Economics Education

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Abstract

We consider three models of teaching strategies and their effect on developing economics graduates' 'analysis', 'deduction' and 'induction' skills. For each model we compute quantile regression estimates for total sample, male, and female graduates separately. Results show that enriched lectures have a different effect on each critical thinking skill, while their effect differs for low, medium and high quantiles. Student-engaging strategies help more low-to-medium achievers. The third model is more explanatory, especially for low and high achievers. Male and female graduates respond differently to the use of each model. In conclusion, suggestions for strategy selection and further research are made.

ISSN

1477-3880

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Volume

8

First Page

106

Last Page

131

Disciplines

Education | Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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