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The majority of existing pedagogical research into the use of lecturing and student learning continues to be generic. The best sources for economics-specific educational research are the journals the International Review of Economics Education and the Journal of Economic Education.

Badger, R.(2001) 'Note perfect: an investigation of how students view taking notes in lectures'. System. 29(3): 405-417. DOI 10.1016/S0346-251X(01)00028-8

Bajak, A. (2014) ‘Lectures aren't just boring, they're ineffective too, Study Finds’. Science (12 May 2014)

Biggs, J. (2001). Teaching for Quality Learning at University. (Milton Keynes: The Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press).

Bilbow, G. (1989). 'Towards an understanding of overseas students' difficulties in lectures: a phenomenographic approach.' Journal of Further & Higher Education. 13(3): 85-99. DOI 10.1080/0309877890130308

Bishop, J and Verleger, M. (2013), ‘The flipped classroom: a survey of the research’. 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition (American Society for Engineering Education)

Centre for Academic Development and Quality (2013), ‘The flipped classroom’. CADQ Guide (Nottingham Trent University)

Charman, D. and Fullerton, H. (1995) Interactive lectures: a case study in a geographical concepts course. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 19(1): 57-68. DOI 10.1080/03098269508709288

Davies, P., Hodkinson, S. and Reynolds, P (2000). (Eds.) Innovative Approaches to Learning and Teaching in Economics and Business Education, (Stoke-on-Trent: Staffordshire University Press).

Freeman, S., Eddy, S.L., McDonough, M., Smith, M.K., Okorafor, N., Jordt, H., and Wenderoth, M.P., (2014). ‘Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics’. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 111 (23), 8410–8415. DOI 10.1073/pnas.1319030111

Goffe, W. and Kaupner, D. (2012) ‘A survey of principles instructors: why lecture prevails’. American Economic Association conference paper

Hannan, A. and Silver, H. (2000) Innovating in Higher Education, Teaching Learning and Institutional Cultures. (Milton Keynes: The Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press).

Hodgson, V. (1984) 'Learning from Lectures' in Marton, F., Hounsell, D., Entwistle, N. (Eds.) The Experience of Learning. (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press).

Jenkins, A. (1992) 'Break up your lectures: one way of lecturing to large groups.' Teaching & Learning Bulletin. 8: 2-5.

Jin, Z. (2000) 'The learning experience of students in Middlesex University Business School (MUBS): why do they enjoy some modules/lectures and dislike others?' International Journal of Management Education. Vol. 1(1): 22-36.

Johnson, M. and Robson, D. (2008) ‘Clickers, Student Engagement and Performance in an Introductory Economics Course: a Cautionary Tale’, Computers in Higher Education Economics Review, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 4–12.

Littlemore, J. (2001) 'The use of metaphor in university lectures and the problems that it causes for overseas students.' Teaching in Higher Education. 6(3): 333-349. DOI 10.1080/13562510120061205

Maloney, M. and Lally, B. (1998) 'The relationship between attendance at university lectures and examination performance.' Irish Journal of Education. 29: 52-62. JSTOR 30071605

Mann, S. and Robinson, A. (2009) ‘Boredom in the lecture theatre: an investigation into the contributors, moderators and outcomes of boredom amongst university students’, British Educational Research Journal, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 243–258. DOI 10.1080/01411920802042911

Milliken, J. (1998) 'Assessing student perceptions of electronic lectures in marketing.' Virtual University Journal. Vol. 1(1-4): 34-45.

Race, P. (Ed.) (1999), 2000 Tips for Lecturers, (London: Kogan Page).

Shevlin, M. (2000) 'The validity of student evaluation of teaching in higher education: love me, love my lectures?' Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. 25(4): 397-405. DOI 10.1080/713611436

Strodt-Lopez, B. (1991) 'Tying it all in: asides in university lectures.' Applied Linguistics. 12(2): 117-140. DOI 10.1093/applin/12.2.117

Stroup, M., Pickard, M. and Kahler, K. (2012) ‘Testing the effectiveness of lecture capture technology using prior GPA as a performance indicator’. Teacher–Scholar 4(1): 43–54

Sutton, P. (2000) 'Using lecture notes on the internet as learning support materials for lectures: student and staff perspectives on note-taking.' Psychology Teaching Review. 9(1): 26-37.

Tam, M., Koo, A. and Wong Leung, R.. (1993) 'Improving lectures by using interactive handouts.' British Journal of Educational Technology. 24(2): 139-145. DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8535.1993.tb00680.x

van Dijk, L., van den Berg, G. and van Keulen, H. (1999) Using active instructional methods in lectures: a matter of skills and preferences. Innovations in Education & Training International. 36(4): 260-272. DOI 10.1080/1355800990360402

Walstad, B. and Saunders, P. (1998) (Eds.) Teaching Undergraduate Economics. (Irwin McGraw-Hill).

Weiman, C.E., (2014). ‘Large-scale comparison of science teaching methods sends clear message’. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 111 (23), 8319–8320. DOI 10.1073/pnas.1407304111

White, B. (2009) ‘Analysis of Students’ Downloading of Online Audio Lecture Recordings in a Large Biology Lecture Course’, Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 23–27.

Wrege, C. (1995). 'F. W. Taylor's lecture on management, 4 June 1907: an introduction.' Journal of Management History. 1(1): 4-7. DOI 10.1108/13552529510082796