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ERIC Number: EJ1157132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Methods? Methodological Games and Role Play
Kollars, Nina; Rosen, Amanda M.
Journal of Political Science Education, v13 n3 p333-345 2017
In terms of gamification within political science, some fields-particularly international relations and American politics--have received more attention than others. One of the most underserved parts of the discipline is research methods; a course that, coincidentally, is frequently cited as one that instructors hate to teach and students hate to take. Given the well-documented merits of games in promoting student engagement and the key role of methods as a building block to student understanding of political science, this article attempts to rectify this oversight by introducing three games--Zendo, Murder Mystery, and the Archeologist's Quandary--geared at teaching key concepts and approaches in research methods.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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