Are Students’ Effort in Business Courses Related to the Choice of Exam

Leiv Opstad, NTNU Business School, Trondheim, Norway, p 21-28


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The exam is an important tool to measure students’ skills. However, the choice of exam form also affects the way students acquire knowledge. In this study, the focus is on the link between the students’ study efforts and the choice of exam type. By asking students at a business school in Norway, we will identify factors that affect students’ efforts. As a research instrument, personality traits (the Big Five) are used. By applying a linear regression model, this research demonstrates that there is a close correlation between motivation and learning methods, as well as with study effort. The impact varies with the choice of exam form. Gender and personal characteristics also influence the students’ efforts to some extent, depending on the type of exam. This is useful knowledge in the evaluation of different forms of examination.

Keywords: Business school, Big Five, Assessments, Study effort, Gender, Learning approach

Does the weather influence where tourists want to stay in Norway?

Leiv Opstad, NTNU Business School, Trondheim, Norway
Robin Valenta, NTNU Business School, Trondheim, Norway
Gaute Hvidsten, NTNU Business School, Trondheim, Norway
Johannes Idso, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Sogndal, Norway

The purpose of this article is to determine if the weather affects the length of tourist stays at Norwegian campsites across different Norwegian regions. We use monthly data on visitors divided by counties and regions for the summer months over a five-year period to accompany the data on weather. We provide insight on the weather through figures, while the article’s research question is answered with linear regression models. The conclusion is that there is a significant correlation between temperature and the length of time guests spend in a particular geographical area. But the impact is greatest for those who spend the night in tents and caravans. This analysis failed to prove any correlation between temperature and length of stay. The paper does not investigate other factors that may affect the duration of tourists’ stay at a campsite