Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

"Data Response Techniques: How to Get an A Grade in Economics"

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

"Data Response Techniques: How to Get an A Grade in Economics"

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Peter Cramp "Data Response Techniques: How to get an A Grade in Economics" (Anform, 2005) ISBN 0 907529 90 9 p.90 £6.95 (£5.95 for 10 or more).

This volume falls into two sections. Section A (the first 12 pages) covers data response techniques and deals with different types of data, the main ways in which data are presented in data response questions and highlights the main mistakes that students tend to make when interpreting economic data before concluding with 3 pages of advice about approaching questions. Teachers will find little here that is particularly new or revolutionary and much of it is available in most quality revision guides.

Section B, the remaining 78 pages, provides, "concise notes and data questions" in 4 areas: AS Micro topics, AS Macro topics, A2 Micro Topics and A2 Macro Topics. For each area brief notes on key topics are followed by data response material and questions purportedly styled to ape those set by the three major examination boards. …

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