ERIC Number: ED059630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
FEHR-PRACTICUM: A Computerized Game to Simulate Experience in Educational Research and Evaluation. Final Report.
Collet, LeVerne S.; And Others
This project represents the first year of a proposed two-year program to develop FEHR-PRACTICUM (Formative Evaluation and Heuristic Research), a computerized game which simulates experience in a research evaluation assistantship or practicum. In the game teams of from two to five players are given the task of finding the "best" among several specified educational alternatives. To accomplish this task, the teams perform "experiments" on a hypothetical school system simulated by the computer. When the team has decided on the best solution, they enter their decision into the computer, which then operates the entire hypothetical system for a year, and generates a "payoff matrix" comprised of the year-end mean values for a large set of dependent variables and the total additional cost imposed on the system by operating under that decision for one year. These values are than used to declare a winner for the game and to illustrate the relative efficacies of the analytic strategies used by the various teams. (Author:JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.