Using RFID Technology to Track Attendance

Journal for Economic Educators, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 29-38, 2013

10 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2011 Last revised: 7 Nov 2014

Mehmet F. Dicle

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

John Levendis

Loyola University New Orleans

Date Written: August 20, 2013

Abstract

The relationship between class attendance and academic performance continues to be of interest. The most common methods of tracking attendance, however, have their shortcomings and biases. We provide researchers with a method to collect unbiased and reliable attendance data. Late arrivals and early departures can also be recorded with ease, allowing researchers to evaluate these behaviors as well. Our method is intended to collect valuable attendance data at a minimal cost of time or money: setup takes 10-20 seconds per student initially, with no time lost subsequently, and the monetary cost is less than 29¢ for each student. An Excel-based version is discussed. Software code is provided, open-source, for instructors to implement.

Keywords: Electronic attendance, RFID, education

JEL Classification: A2

Suggested Citation

Dicle, Mehmet F. and Levendis, John, Using RFID Technology to Track Attendance (August 20, 2013). Journal for Economic Educators, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 29-38, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1926847 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1926847

Mehmet F. Dicle (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business ( email )

6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

HOME PAGE: http://researchforprofit.com

John Levendis

Loyola University New Orleans ( email )

6363 St. Charles Ave., box 15
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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