The Impact of Problem Sets on Student Learning

Myeong Hwan Kim, Moon Heum Cho, Karen Moustafa Leonard

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The authors examined the role of problem sets on student learning in university microeconomics. A total of 126 students participated in the study in consecutive years. independent samples t test showed that students who were not given answer keys outperformed students who were given answer keys. Multiple regression analysis showed that, along with pre-GPA and student major, a problem set with or without answer key significantly explained student learning in economics. The authors discuss the role of answer keys and implications for teaching university economics courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Education for Business
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • microeconomics
  • problem sets
  • student evaluation
  • student learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)


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