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Measuring Learning Outcomes in Auditing Education

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  • Accounting Research Centre - ARC
  • Department of Business Studies
The ability to provide sensible measures for learning outcomes in accounting education is under increased scrutiny. In this paper we use a learner perspective in auditing education, which reflects that some students taking accounting classes also are provided with on-the-job training in accounting firms. Hence knowledge about learning outcomes for different groups of students is essential information for educators as well as the accounting profession. This paper extends prior research on the role of declarative and procedural knowledge in performing auditing tasks. Measuring learning outcomes is a complex matter requiring sensible measures for both declarative knowledge (ability to verbalize pertinent facts or processes) and procedural knowledge (intellectual skills). The study uses a multitude of measures based on a hierarchical separation of intellectual skills originally suggested by Gagné (1984). The study provides evidence, which confirms an interrelationship between declarative and procedural knowledge in auditing, and the findings also suggest that students with auditing experience perform better than students without experience on procedural questions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposium i anvendt statistik
EditorsNiels Kærgaard (red.)
Number of pages12
Place of publicationKøbenhavn
PublisherDen Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole
Publication year2003
Pagess. 81-92
Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Research areas

  • Auditing, Education, Measure, Procedural, Declarative, Knowledge, Experience, Student, Learning, Outcome

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