Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Quote of the Day

From the abstract to “Student Attitudes and Knowledge Change in an Introductory College Economics Course”:

Students’ attitudes towards economics as well as their knowledge of economics before and after taking a college introductory economics class is examined using standardized multiple choice economics knowledge and attitude questions. Prior knowledge of economics, having a bank account, and other biographical information are used to hold constant many factors influencing pre/post performance in an economics class. Students who gained in economics knowledge appear to have a more negative attitude towards the subject compared to students who exhibited no knowledge gained.

I take back every cynical comment I have ever made about the student portion of the human race.

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