Effects of different types of quizzes on student effort investment behaviour and learning outcomes Online publication date: Wed, 21-Sep-2016
by Tin-chun Lin
International Journal of Education Economics and Development (IJEED), Vol. 7, No. 1/2, 2016
Abstract: We developed empirical models to test hypotheses that quizzes (announced or unannounced) can improve students' learning outcomes and enhance their investment in effort. The empirical analysis indicated support for the hypotheses. We further tested the hypothesis that these two different types of quizzes exert different influences on students' behaviour in effort investment and their learning outcomes. Consequently, evidence from an alternative demonstration indicated that these two types of quizzes could provide different impacts on students' effort investment and learning outcomes. Moreover, additional findings showed that quizzes not only provide a shorter-term learning goal - exam success - but also offer benefits for a longer-term learning goal - retaining information longer.
Online publication date: Wed, 21-Sep-2016
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Education Economics and Development (IJEED):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org