ABSEL Research -- One Additional Perspective on Where We Are and Where We Have Come From


  • Daniel R. Strang


This study uses citation analysis to build on the work that has been done in the past by researchers who were attempting to assess the quality of research published in the venues most commonly used by ABSEL members. This paper reviews and categorizes the work that other researchers have done in their efforts to assess the quality of ABSEL research. In this study, an extensive citation analysis is performed on the articles that appear in the ABSEL Proceedings from 1984 to 2006. A citation analysis is also performed on the articles appearing in Simulation & Gaming from 1996 to 2005. A profile of the “typical” paper in the ABSEL Proceedings and the “typical” paper in Simulation & Gaming, in terms of citations, is provided.