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Measuring the impact of educational interventions on the academic performance of academic development students in second-year microeconomics

This paper analyses the impact of educational interventions made in the first-and second-year microeconomics courses on academic development students’ final mark in the second-year course. It also addresses issues of methodology, specification, and statistical analysis with respect to other studies in the field. The results suggest that the educational interventions in the first year had a positive impact on the academic performance of the academic development cohort, relative to the mainstream cohort for the first period (2000-2002). The results also suggest that the educational interventions introduced in the second period (2003-2005), in the form of voluntary workshops for the academic development cohort, improved the academic performance of this cohort relative to that of mainstream students.

Working Paper 186
1 September 2010
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