Some Recommendations for Researching Learning from Playing a Simulation

Jerry J. Gosenpud


This paper attempts to help simulation scholars understand why most of the research attempting to show that simulation players learn from playing fails. It recommends research designs that are simpler than those historically used.  It recommends that independent variables reflect how simulation play is organized and what aspects of a business are emphasized in given simulation.  It also recommends that dependent variables reflect learning from the simulation itself and also recommends research populations from multiple universities.

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