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ERIC Number: ED018868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-8
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
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GAME THEORY ANALYSIS OF SIMULATED COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS.
ROSS, GEORGE H.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY IS TO DETERMINE IF THE FORMAT OF GAME THEORY IS APPLICABLE TO THE ANALYSIS OF COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS IN EDUCATION AS EXHIBITED IN UCEA NEGOTIATIONS SIMULATION SITUATIONS. EIGHTY-FOUR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, AND TEACHERS PARTICIPATED IN THE EXPERIMENT AT TWO WORKSHOPS AND ONE SEMINAR ON THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA CAMPUS. BOARD MEMBERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WERE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO BOARD TEAMS, AND TEACHERS WERE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO TEACHER TEAMS. AFTER BARGAINING THROUGH A SIMULATION OF COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS, THE RESULTS OF THE SIMULATION AND THE OPTIMUM SOLUTIONS OF GAME THEORY WERE SCORED USING THE GUIDELINES FOR SCORING AS SUGGESTED BY THE UCEA NEGOTIATIONS GAME. A STRONG MAJORITY (87 PERCENT) OF THE PARTICIPANTS INDICATED IN A POST-SESSION QUESTIONNAIRE THAT THE EXERCISE WAS FROM MODERATELY TO HIGHLY SIMULATED. A MAJORITY (65 PERCENT) FELT THAT BOTH SIDES FARED EQUALLY WELL IN THE FINAL CONTRACT. A STRONG MAJORITY (88 PERCENT) WERE FROM MODERATELY TO COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH THE CONTRACT RESULTS OF NEGOTIATION. RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE UCEA EXERCISE IN NEGOTIATIONS IS A WORTHWHILE INTERMEDIATE STEP TOWARD A SIMILAR STUDY OF GAME THEORY AND ACTUAL NEGOTIATIONS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 8-10, 1968). (HM)
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Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)