ERIC Number: ED045712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May-30
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Two Simulated Inquiry Environments: A Social Simulation Game and a CAI-Based Information Retrieval System.
Adair, Charles H.; And Others
An Information Retrieval (IR) system for 5312 social science generalizations and a social simulation game, called "Explanation", are discussed. The game, using specially prepared case studies, is designed to permit players to develop ability in asking questions, generalizing, and stating tentative explanations. The research revealed the development of improved inquiry skills during the learning sessions. As a result of this study, the IR system and the game were then modified and expanded. This report focuses on the first phase of the study in data collection and analysis in an effort to assess the behavior of undergraduate teacher trainees as they experienced both techniques. Results indicate a positive transfer effect between the game and the IR system. A discussion of factors to be considered for future study is presented. Appendices include an explanation of the game and the IR system, and the attitudinal scales. The scales are described further in TM 000 284 and TM 000 285. (Author/AE)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.