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n Acta Academica - Critical reflections on collecting class attendance registers in large Psychology classes

Supplement 2
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

The general impression among academic staff is that non- attendance of lectures is adversely affecting students' academic performance. This study reflects on the impact of using data collectors to collect data on lecture attendance. It focuses on some of the important issues that emerged when collecting data on class attendance by means of class registers. These issues are discussed in light of possible implications for the larger research project and in terms of the academic endeavour. This article concludes with suggestions for improving the data collection process that might prove useful for other researchers wishing to work in this area.


Die algemene indruk onder akademiese personeel is dat die gebrek aan bywoning van lesings 'n nadelige effek op studente se akademiese prestasie het. In hierdie studie word nagedink oor die impak van die gebruik van data-invorderaars om lesingbywoningdata te versamel. Daar word gefokus op die belangrikste kwessies wat te voorskyn getree het toe data oor klasbywoning deur die gebruik van klasregisters versamel is. Hierdie kwessies word bespreek in die lig van moontlike implikasies vir die groter navorsingsprojek en in terme van die akademie. Die artikel sluit af met aanbevelings vir die verbetering van die data-insamelingsproses wat waardevol mag wees vir die ander navorsers in dié area.

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2019-12-06

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