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Threshold concepts and the integration of understanding in economics
This article outlines the recently developed idea of ‘Threshold Concepts’ and explains how this idea may be used to describe the progress of learning in economics. The authors examine theExpand
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Family expenditure on hotels and holidays
Abstract This study uses the United Kingdom Family Expenditure Survey data to investigate the effect of incomes on hotel and holiday expenditures. The results confirm the general understanding inExpand
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Knowing Where to Study? Fees, Bursaries and Fair Access
This study investigates the impact of financial considerations on sixteen to twenty year-old students’ decisions about participation in higher education. It focuses on intentions to live at homeExpand
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Understanding the information needs of users of public information about higher education
Report to HEFCE by Oakleigh Consulting and Staffordshire University. "This study's aims were to carry out research into understanding the needs of intended users (primarily prospective students butExpand
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‘Hot’, ‘cold’ and ‘warm’ information and higher education decision-making
This paper draws on the notions of ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ knowledge in analysing the responses of students to the relevance of different information and sources of such information in university choice.Expand
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The modelling of housing submarkets
This paper is concerned as to whether it is more appropriate to use aggregate or disaggregate models in forecasting house prices using hedonic modelling. It is accepted that the implicit pricing ofExpand
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Bold, reckless and adaptable? Explaining gender differences in economic thinking and attitudes
In the first half of this paper we develop a perspective on the role of 'boldness' in explaining gender differences in thinking and attitudes. We apply this analysis to evidence from Australia, theExpand
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Fair access, achievement and geography: explaining the association between social class and students’ choice of university
This quantitative study is concerned with what determines prospective university students’ first choice between universities of different status. The results suggest that examination performance,Expand
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Embedding threshold concepts: from theory to pedagogical principles to learning activities
Book Description: Threshold Concepts within the Disciplines brings together leading writers from various disciplines and national contexts in an important and readable volume for all thoseExpand
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Labour market motivation and undergraduates' choice of degree subject
Labour market outcomes of undergraduates’ choice of subject matter for public policy and for students. Policy interest is indicated by the prominence of ‘employability’ in public discourse and inExpand
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