An Alternative View to Scoring Selected Simulation Games and Experiential Exercises


  • John R. Dickinson


Evaluating performance of participants in simulation games and experiential exercises is an ubiquitous need. A milieu of criteria may be employed, some of them, e.g., earnings, by nature being metric measures, others of them being more qualitative originally, e.g., evaluation of written plans or evaluation of role plays, and requiring assignment of metric scores by the instructor. This paper describes an alternative approach requiring original performance measures at an ordinal level, actually reducing the data scale level of inherently metric measures or making for less demanding evaluations by instructors.