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Andrew Parnell
Maria Meehan
Emma Howard



resource use first year cluster analysis patterns engagement qualitative analysis reasons lecture attendance

Identifying the reasons behind students’ engagement patterns (2017)

Abstract This study focuses on identifying the reasons behind students’ specific engagement patterns in a large first year mathematics course in UCD. Maths for Business is a unique course in that students have a choice of whether to engage with the course material through lectures, videos or a combination of both. Cluster analysis of the engagement data (lecture attendance and video usage) has identified four distinct clusters of engagement. For explanations of resource use, surveys were distributed to the Maths for Business 2015/16 class (of approximately 550 students of mixed ability). 166 survey responses were received. Qualitative analysis is currently being performed on the survey responses in order to explain engagement patterns.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Science and Engineering: Research Institutes: Hamilton Institute
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Science and Engineering: Mathematics and Statistics

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Andrew Parnell, Maria Meehan, Emma Howard

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Andrew Parnell
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 45
Maria Meehan
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 9
Emma Howard
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 5