ERIC Number: ED156212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Experimental Simulation in Introductory Sociology: Modifying EXPER-SIM to Meet the Needs of Beginners.
Conklin, George H.
Introductory social science courses could benefit from introducing experiment simulation into the curriculum via the computer. Properly used, the computer should enable the instructor to include the benefits of the laboratory at a reasonable cost into a pre-existing course. The EXPER-SIM (Experiment Simulation) program was combined with PROFIS, a program for introductory sociology, which made possible the inclusion of many techniques of analysis without detracting from a crowded curriculum. Experience has shown, however, that unless the special needs of the beginning student are taken into account, the computer can also introduce confusion into an otherwise well-organized class. An appendix provides an example of simulation program developed for the course. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: EXPER SIM: Sweet Briar College VA
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Computers in the Undergraduate Curricula (East Lansing, Michigan, June 20-22, 1977); For entire proceedings, see IR 006 142