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What determines students' choices of elective modules?

Pacheco, Gail A.; Hedges, Mary R.; Webber, Don J.

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Gail A. Pacheco

Mary R. Hedges


© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Prior literature emphasises supply side issues concerning the modularisation of university programmes such as curricula issues and enhanced learning opportunities. Comparatively little is known about the demand side, such as why students choose specific modules. This article presents an investigation that was specifically designed to improve understanding of the factors that contribute to student module choices and draws on a large primary dataset comprised of students following a wide range of majors at a new university business school.


Pacheco, G. A., Hedges, M. R., & Webber, D. J. (2014). What determines students' choices of elective modules?. International Review of Economics Education, 17, 39-54.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Deposit Date Apr 15, 2015
Publicly Available Date Feb 10, 2016
Journal International Review of Economics Education
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Pages 39-54
Keywords module choices, curriculum development
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Additional Information Additional Information : First published online: 02 June 2014. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Review of Economics Education. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Review of Economics Education, [17, (September 2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.iree.2014.05.003


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