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ERIC Number: ED033551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Pages: 7
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Synthetic Output by Simulation. An Introductory Paper.
Mason, Thomas R.
Simulation is the process of synthetically manipulating the variables in a model of a system for the purpose of understanding, experimenting with, and predicting the behavior of that system. Many different models are now being developed by university administrators to aid them in making decisions. Simulation models have been developed for predicting instructional programs, academic program structures and space utilization. Many of these models must wait for implementation until adequate information is collected which will allow meaningful values to be placed on the variables. At the present stage of development of the art, the more experimentation carried on in different kinds of institutions with different kinds of approaches, the greater the progress will be. As individuals develop, test, and publish their efforts, the trading and borrowing of ideas and methods should begin to shape a comprehensive and diversified technology. (TC)
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Note: Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (San Francisco, May 8, 1968), and published in 'Institutional Research and Academic Outcomes', Cameron Fincher, Ed.