An experiment to assess the learning benefits of employing accounting software in the classroom

O`Connell, Brendan, Beaman, Ian, De Lange, Paul and Smyrnios, Kosmas 2003, An experiment to assess the learning benefits of employing accounting software in the classroom, Review of business information systems, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 49-57.

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Title An experiment to assess the learning benefits of employing accounting software in the classroom
Author(s) O`Connell, Brendan
Beaman, Ian
De Lange, Paul
Smyrnios, Kosmas
Journal name Review of business information systems
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Start page 49
End page 57
Publisher Clute Institute for Academic Research
Place of publication Littleton, Colo.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1534-665X
Summary This paper reports on an experiment analysing the development of students' understanding of accounting concepts by comparing three different teaching strategies: a traditional tutorial (workshop), exposure to a commercial accounting package, and a control group. Findings indicate that integration of a commercially available accounting package into accounting curricula does not significantly enhance students' understanding of accounting concepts. As this experiment employed a randomised allocation of students to groups, a control group, and identical pre and posttests, these findings are robust to alternative explanations such as learning styles and motivation.
Language eng
Field of Research 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001968

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Deakin Graduate School of Business
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