Can a Regular Schedule Improve Academic Performance?

A study by Cao and colleagues, at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, suggests that orderliness predicts academic performance or to put it another way “Quantitative understanding of relationships between students’ behavioural patterns and academic performances is a significant step towards personalized education.” In this study the researchers collected behavioural records from… Read More

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Quantity & Measured versus Quality & Judged

“In fact, quality, not quantity, becomes the watchword. But quality must be judged, not measured.” (Bleecker, 1986, p.98). Reference Bleecker, S. (1986) Taking the Factory out of the Office. Computerworld: The Newsweekly for the Computer Community. XX(24), pp.95-104.

The Difference: Talkers and Doers

“There often occurred to me the difference between the Professor of Economics and the business man, as judged by their financial success. The business man may not perhaps be on the same intellectual plane as the professor, but he bases his ideas on real facts and puts the whole power of his will behind their… Read More

US Naval Officers: Academic Background & Assessing Job Performance

Research Paper Title College Quality and Employee Job Performance: Evidence from Naval Officers. Background This study analyses the effects of college quality and individual academic background on selected job performance measures for officers working in professional and managerial jobs in the US Navy. Methods The study analyses performance indicators at selected career points for cohorts in two occupational groups.… Read More

Physical Fitness & Academic Performance: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Physical Fitness and Academic Performance: Empirical Evidence from the National Administrative Senior High School Student Data in Taiwan. Background This study examined the relationship between the changes of physical fitness across the 3-year spectrum of senior high school study and academic performance measured by standardised tests in Taiwan. Methods A unique dataset… Read More