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ERIC Number: EJ848144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
Social Choice in a Computer-Assisted Simulation
Thavikulwat, Precha
Simulation & Gaming, v40 n4 p488-512 2009
Pursuing a line of inquiry suggested by Crookall, Martin, Saunders, and Coote, the author applied, within the framework of design science, an optimal-design approach to incorporate into a computer-assisted simulation two innovative social choice processes: the multiple period double auction and continuous voting. Expectations that the multiple-period-double-auction market would be bustling, that the continuous voting process would be adaptive, and that the simulation would be a suitable candidate for the assessment of learning were met in an administration of the simulation involving about 87 participants. The author suggests that the technology is ready for computer-assisted simulations to be much more widely used than they are today, but that progress may nevertheless be slow because a great deal of personal investment of time and energy is needed to do good work. (Contains 12 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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