ERIC Number: ED115567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
The Use of Descriptive Studies in Simulation Game Research.
Edwards, Stephen D.
Although considered by most scholars as minor research, descriptive studies can make important contributions toward the development of simulation game research. Descriptive research studies are often simply case studies of the experiences of persons who have field tested, observed, or participated in a simulation game exercise. This kind of research contributes significantly as rich sources of testable hypotheses and potential explanatory variables. Secondly, descriptive studies may identify user problems that help avoid certain common errors in use, choice, or timing of simulation games. Thirdly, they may prove useful in identifying or devising new evaluation methods. Finally, since many descriptive studies are written by researchers in specific academic fields, they may identify common discipline problems, help to clarify requisite skills and devise educational outcomes, and raise questions about sequencing of activities within courses. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Atlanta, Georgia, November 26-29, 1975)