A Comparison of Discrimination-Based Versus Conventional Simulation Game Scoring

John R. Dickinson


Discrimination-based scoring is a potentially more philosophically and empirically compelling approach to scoring simulation game participants than the conventional cumulative performance approach. This study presents the rudiments of discrimination-based scoring and applies the approach to a typical simulation game competition. Results indicate that scores for many participants may be dramatically affected, providing both philosophical and empirical rationales for pursuing validation research.

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