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Publication date: 1 May 1995

This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/eb014704. When citing the…

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This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/eb014704. When citing the article, please cite: C. John Langley, Jr., David P. Carlisle, Stephen B. Probst, Donald F. Biggs, Roy E. Cail, (1988), “Microcomputers as a Logistics Information Strategy”, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Materials Management, Vol. 18 Iss: 6, pp. 11 - 17.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 25 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Publication date: 1 June 1988

C. John Langley, David P. Carlisle, Stephen B. Probst, Donald F. Biggs and Roy E. Cail

Study teams, including industry representatives, themselves experienced in the use of microcomputers in logistics, report on a survey of such use.

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Study teams, including industry representatives, themselves experienced in the use of microcomputers in logistics, report on a survey of such use.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Materials Management, vol. 18 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0269-8218

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Publication date: 23 August 2014

Susan A. Lynn

Student populations in higher education in the United States have become increasingly diverse as a result of demographic changes. As a result, educators need an…

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Student populations in higher education in the United States have become increasingly diverse as a result of demographic changes. As a result, educators need an understanding of the background and characteristics of these demographic subgroups in order to improve the quality of their education. Students’ approaches to learning affect their quality of learning and are influenced by their perceptions of the learning environment and assessment. The present study extends prior research by examining the approaches to learning, assessment preferences, and the relationship between approaches to learning and assessment preferences of intermediate accounting students enrolled in a public university in the United States with a diverse student population. Students with higher deep approaches to learning had higher preferences for assessment involving higher-order thinking tasks, integrated assessment, and nonconventional assessment. Students with higher surface approaches to learning had lower preferences for assessment involving higher-order thinking tasks. The differences in these relationships for subgroups of students defined by citizenship, age, gender, and race are presented. The implications of the results for teaching and learning in accounting education are discussed.

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Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-840-2

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Publication date: 15 July 1991

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Advances in Librarianship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-12024-615-1

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Publication date: 3 April 2007

John Donald and Beverley Jackling

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the cultural background of students and their learning approaches in a first year undergraduate accounting program.

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the cultural background of students and their learning approaches in a first year undergraduate accounting program.

Design/methodology/approach

While prior research in this area has more generally focused on the investigation of the approaches to learning by accounting students, there appears to have been little investigation into the learning approaches of students from different cultures who are studying accounting together at the same institution. The paper presents the results of a study of 550 students enrolled in an undergraduate accounting program at a multi‐campus university in Victoria, Australia, which used Biggs' study process questionnaire (SPQ) to assess the approaches to learning utilised by local and Chinese students.

Findings

The results showed that, while there were no significant differences in the use of surface and deep learning strategies by the Chinese and Australian students, there were significant differences in the learning motives of the two groups. Furthermore, the results contradict prior claims that Asian students rely principally on the memorisation and reproduction of factual information as a means of achieving academic success.

Originality/value

The study provides support for the notion that Chinese students may in fact have a culturally induced bias towards seeking understanding through deeper approaches to study.

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Asian Review of Accounting, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1321-7348

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Publication date: 1 February 1987

James Rettig

All seventeen had graciously agreed to my proposal to gather for a small conference to seek consensus. A generous grant from the Pierian Press Foundation would cover all…

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All seventeen had graciously agreed to my proposal to gather for a small conference to seek consensus. A generous grant from the Pierian Press Foundation would cover all of our expenses for a long weekend at a resort hotel; the only condition of the grant was that we offer our results to Reference Services Review for first publication. Over the past five years each of the seventeen had in turn accepted my challenge to answer the following question:

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Reference Services Review, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 January 1980

Hannelore B. Rader

The following annotated bibliography of materials on orienting users to the library and on instructing them in the use of reference and other resources covers publications…

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The following annotated bibliography of materials on orienting users to the library and on instructing them in the use of reference and other resources covers publications from 1979. A few items from 1978 were included because information about them had not been available in time for the 1978 listing. Some entries were not annotated because the compiler was unable to secure a copy of the item. The bibliography includes publications on user instruction in all types of libraries and for all types of users from children to adults. To facilitate the use of the list, it has been divided into categories by type of library. Even though the library literature includes many citations to items on user instruction in foreign countries, this bibliography includes only publications in the English language.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 8 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 8 August 2016

Karin Barac, Marina Kirstein, Rolien Kunz and Bernice Beukes

This paper aims to report on an investigation to understand factors influencing students learning approaches in the discipline of auditing.

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Purpose

This paper aims to report on an investigation to understand factors influencing students learning approaches in the discipline of auditing.

Design/methodology/approach

By using the Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students research instrument the learning approaches of students in auditing at a South African residential university were measured on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This was followed by focus group discussions to obtain a deeper understanding of the factors that influenced the ways their audit studies were approached.

Findings

The results revealed a contrasting view with that presented in the literature, in that senior students were more inclined to adopt a surface approach. This could be attributed to learning environment dimensions such as the teaching and assessment practices as well as students’ perceptions of the workload. Further statistical analysis revealed that gender and race influenced students’ learning approaches at specific levels.

Research limitations/implications

The data are drawn from audit students at a residential university in South Africa; the findings of the study may thus not be generalisable beyond that context.

Originality/value

The study extends the existing student learning literature by adding perspectives from the discipline auditing. It could stimulate educators’ scholarly interest in pedagogic research which could contribute to curriculum and teaching method changes that equip audit educators to promote deep learning.

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Meditari Accountancy Research, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2049-372X

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Publication date: 13 January 2021

Dieter Declercq

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Satire, Comedy and Mental Health: Coping with the Limits of Critique
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-666-2

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Publication date: 28 August 2020

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Improving Classroom Engagement and International Development Programs: International Perspectives on Humanizing Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-473-6

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