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dc.contributor.authorOkyere, Gabriel Asare
dc.contributor.authorTawiah, Richard
dc.contributor.authorLamptey, Richard Bruce
dc.contributor.authorOduro, William
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-02T23:15:21Z
dc.date.available2017-08-02T23:15:21Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0968-4883
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/QAE-12-2015-0046
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/342970
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the differences pertaining to the resources presently accessible for problem-based learning (PBL) among six colleges of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. Design/methodology/approach: Data for the study are the cross-sectional type drawn from 1,020 students. Poisson and zero-inflated Poisson (ZIP) models were implemented on the data to ascertain the variations regarding the extent of resources available for PBL across the colleges of the university. Findings: The study outlines the specific resources accessible for PBL across college levels of KNUST. On aggregate, 25.7 per cent reported that their respective colleges have sufficient resources, while 74.3 per cent indicated otherwise. The ZIP model exhibited superiority over the Poisson model, when compared under a Vuong test. As per the ZIP model, none of the colleges appeared to differ significantly in terms of having sufficient resource for PBL. Practical implications: Findings are applicable to informed decision-making which targets achieving quality education through the use of PBL. Access to sufficient resources that meet the needs of colleges or departments of a University is emphasized. Originality/value: The application of Poisson and ZIP models to aggregated count data in a PBL setting is novel.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom237
dc.relation.ispartofpageto247
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalQuality Assurance in Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode139999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.titleAn assessment of resource availability for problem based learning in a Ghanaian University setting
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.rights.copyright© 2017 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorTawiah, Richard


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