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ERIC Number: EJ1100012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
The Stag Hunt Game: An Example of an Excel-Based Probabilistic Game
Bridge, Dave
Journal of Political Science Education, v12 n2 p200-215 2016
With so many role-playing simulations already in the political science education literature, the recent repeated calls for new games is both timely and appropriate. This article answers and extends those calls by advocating the creation of probabilistic games using Microsoft Excel. I introduce the example of the Stag Hunt Game--a short, effective, and easy-to-use activity that simulates Jean-Jacques Rousseau's political philosophy. In testing the game's effectiveness, I found that students who played the game scored higher on the exam than students who did not play. Using the Stag Hunt Game as an example, I invite political science instructors to consider creating more probabilistic Excel-based games.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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