Special Issue Guest Editorial: The Challenges of Experimental Designs in Entrepreneurship Education Research - An Interview With Thomas D. Cook

Sílvia Costa, Silke Tegtmeier, Susana C. Santos, Mark T. Schenkel

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Abstract

Research into entrepreneurship education is on the rise, yet the assessment of causality resulting from various teaching methods and their impacts on students and society at large remains limited. Consequently, incorporating experimental designs into entrepreneurship education research becomes imperative to move the field forward. Establishing cause-and-effect relationships, discerning which approaches yield desired outcomes (and which do not), contributes to a clearer understanding of the connections between educational activities and their results. This special issue underscores the importance of experiments as a methodological tool for showcasing causality. In this editorial, we expand on the reasons for the need for more experiments within the field. Additionally, we feature an interview with Dr. Thomas D. Cook, a pioneer in education research experiments, and offer an overview of the articles included in this special issue. We finish with a shortlist of tips for anyone interested in conducting experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-21
Number of pages19
JournalEntrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2024
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Education

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