ERIC Number: ED151364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
FEHR-PRACTICUM: Game Manager's Manual.
Collet, LeVerne S.
The Formative Evaluation and Heuristic Research (FEHR) PRACTICUM, a computerized game, gives practical experience in such program evaluation tasks as problem definition, operationalizing objectives, field study, budgeting, proposal writing, data analysis, and interpretation--without the expense and time commitments required by most research. The players, graduate students or practicing professionals, design and conduct an experiment comparing the effectiveness of available educational programs on students in a mythical school district. As a "research assistant," the computer can identify individuals or groups of students by category (test score, grade, sex), apply educational programs, and administer and score tests, which determine the effects of a program over time. There is no predetermined decision; rather, the results of each team are critically evaluated and methodological implications are discussed. The Game Manager's Manual is a comprehensive guide to FEHR. The introduction describes experiences which FEHR can provide, and the author's perspective on the program evaluation process. Three detailed descriptions are presented: (1) Players' Introduction--an overview of the game, its physical components, and descriptions of the problems available, (2) Fair City U.S.A.--a chamber of commerce description of the mythical community, and (3) players' step-by-step instructions for completing tasks assigned by the Game Manager. General guidelines for setting up and validating the computer program, training instructional staff, and adapting FEHR to local needs and purposes are included. (CP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Decision Making Skills, Educational Games, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Field Experience Programs, Formative Evaluation, Guides, Higher Education, Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Simulation
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Note: For related documents, see ED 059 630, 131 055, and TM 006 409, 411, and 957; For further information about the FEHR package, contact LeVerne S. Collet, 4218A School of Education Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 ; Some parts may be marginally legible due to print quality