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

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posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by B O`Connell, I Beaman, P De Lange, K Smyrnios
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.

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Journal

Review of business information systems

Volume

7

Issue

1

Pagination

49 - 57

Publisher

Clute Institute for Academic Research

Location

Littleton, Colo.

ISSN

1534-665X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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