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Institut de recherche et de documentation pédagogique (IRDP)

Monitorage de l'éducation : concepts-clés et approche comparée

Ferrari, Romina ; Wentzel, Bernard

(Dossier thématique / Institut de recherche et de documentation pédagogique ; 1)

Ce dossier thématique a pour premier objectif de présenter, dans une logique de synthèse, et de discuter quelques concepts-clés autour du monitorage de l'éducation. Le deuxième objectif, développé dans la seconde partie, est d'illustrer quelques pratiques de monitorage mises en oeuvre dans différents contextes. Le cadre d'analyse convoqué dans cette seconde partie du dossier s'inspire...

Institut de recherche et de documentation pédagogique (IRDP)

Rapport annuel IRDP 2016

Institut de recherche et de documentation pédagogique

(IRDP : Institut de recherche et de documentation pédagogique ; 17.2)

Université de Fribourg

Peer effects on perseverance

Buechel, Berno ; Mechtenberg, Lydia ; Petersen, Julia

(Working Papers SES ; 488)

Successful performance – be it in school, at the job, or in sports activities – requires perseverance, i.e., persistent work on a demanding task. We investigate in a controlled laboratory experiment how an individual’s social environment affects perseverance. We find evidence for two kinds of peer effects: being observed by a peer can serve as a commitment device, while observing a peer can...

Université de Fribourg

Combining experimental evidence with machine learning to assess anti-corruption educational campaigns among Russian university students

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena ; Huber, Martin ; Leontyeva, Elvira ; Solovyeva, Anna

(Working Papers SES ; 487)

This paper examines how anti-corruption educational campaigns affect the attitudes of Russian university students towards corruption and academic integrity. About 2,000 survey participants were randomly assigned to one of four different information materials (brochures or videos) about the negative consequences of corruption or to a control group. Using machine learning to detect effect...

Université de Fribourg

COG-FPOM: adapted fuzzy pay-off method for real options valuation : application in the abandonment decision of petroleum producing fields

Borges, R.E.P. ; Meier, Andreas

(Internal working papers DIUF ; 17-01)

This paper presents the COG-FPOM, a model based on the Fuzzy Pay-Off Method (FPOM). The FPOM is a scenario-based real option valuation method that uses fuzzy numbers as possibility distributions. The paper shows an unexpected result generated by the original FPOM, in which the real option would have a negative value. It further analyses its reasons and suggests a way to overcome it, by using the...

Université de Fribourg

The strength of weak leaders - an experiment on social influence and social learning in teams

Buechel, Berno ; Klössner, Stefan ; Lochmüller, Martin ; Rauhut, Heiko

(Working Papers SES ; 486)

We investigate how the selection process of a leader affects team performance with respect to social learning. We use a lab experiment in which an incentivized guessing task is repeated in a star network with the leader at the center. Leader selection is either based on competence, on self-confidence, or made at random. Teams with random leaders do not underperform compared to rather competent...