Clark, Gordon and Gill, Nick and Walker, Marion and Whittle, Rebecca (2011) Attendance and performance : correlations and motives in lecture-based modules. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 35 (2). pp. 199-215. ISSN 1466-1845Full text not available from this repository.
Does attending lectures improve student performance? Using novel attendance data, we examine statistically the relationships between attendance and performance for first-year and third-year students. The relationship is moderately positive: very high attendance is significantly associated with an improvement in performance over very low attenders of between 5.3% and 12.8%, depending on circumstances. Then we provide qualitative evidence from in-depth interviews with students about their views and motives regarding lectures. We find a range of reasons why attendance may be less than complete, and conclude that attendance is related to performance in complex ways.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Geography in Higher Education|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Attendance ; Performance ; Lectures ; Geography ; Motives|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
|Deposited By:||Dr Gordon Clark|
|Deposited On:||24 Aug 2010 15:23|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:32|
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