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ECON 490
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Econ 490 Economics of Crime Professor Heller Introduction Please make a name tag! On the name tent: First name or nickname, large and legible On the index card : Legal name (+nickname), year, major (if applicable), where you're from, one other thing about you
Laptops, Tablets & Grades Carter et al. (2016) randomly assigned classrooms to have computer devices prohibited "Average final exam scores... [in] classrooms that allowed computers were 18 percent of a standard deviation lower than exam scores of students in classrooms that prohibited computers." "This negative effect occurs in classrooms where laptops and tablets are permitted without restriction and in classrooms where students are only permitted to use tablets that must remain flat on the desk surface."
Phones & Cognitive Performance Source: Ward et al. (2017)
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