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The Game of Politics Simulation: An Exploratory Study
Unformatted Document Text:  enact laws. Quantitative Analysis of Student Scores Scores on Essay 1. Appendix A contains the exact wording of Essay 1 and a model answer to the question created by the course instructor for grading purposes. Midterm scores on Essay 1 ranged from a low of zero to a high of 25 out of 30 points. As shown below in Table 1, the mean for this distribution equaled 15.47 with a standard deviation of 8.34. The median equaled 16. Table 1 Essay 1 Difference in Scores (n=19) Raw Totals Midterm Final Difference Mean 15.47(51.56%) 24.57(81.06%) +9.10(+29.50%) Median 16.00(53.30%) 27.00(86.70%) Std. Dev. 8.34 4.71 Final exam scores on Essay 1 ranged in value from a low of 16 to a high of 30 out of 30 points. The mean of this distribution equaled 24.57 with a standard deviation of 4.71. The median for final examination scores on Essay 1 was 27. In comparing the final examination scores to the midterm scores, it is apparent that both the mean and median increased in value while the standard deviation was reduced in size. As Table 1 indicates, students’ scores on Essay 1 increased on average 9.1 points between the midterm and the final examination. This represents a 29.5 percent increase. The students scored higher on Essay 1 following the in-class simulation game experience. Scores on Essay 2. Essay 2 asked students to “discuss the proper terms, procedures, and required votes at each stage to remove a president from office.” It was a 10 point question. The midterm scores ranged in value from zero to eight. As Table 2 below indicates, the mean of this distribution was 4.74 with a standard deviation of 2.40. The median was five. Table 2 Essay 2 Difference in Scores (n=19)

Authors: Kahn, Melvin. and Perez, Kathleen.
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enact laws.
Quantitative Analysis of Student Scores
Scores on Essay 1. Appendix A contains the exact wording of Essay 1 and a model answer to the question
created by the course instructor for grading purposes. Midterm scores on Essay 1 ranged from a low of
zero to a high of 25 out of 30 points. As shown below in Table 1, the mean for this distribution equaled
15.47 with a standard deviation of 8.34. The median equaled 16.
Table 1
Essay 1 Difference in Scores (n=19)
Raw Totals
Midterm
Final
Difference
Mean
15.47
(51.56%)
24.57
(81.06%)
+9.10
(+29.50%)
Median
16.00
(53.30%)
27.00
(86.70%)
Std. Dev.
8.34
4.71
Final exam scores on Essay 1 ranged in value from a low of 16 to a high of 30 out of 30 points. The mean
of this distribution equaled 24.57 with a standard deviation of 4.71. The median for final examination
scores on Essay 1 was 27.
In comparing the final examination scores to the midterm scores, it is apparent that both the mean
and median increased in value while the standard deviation was reduced in size. As Table 1 indicates,
students’ scores on Essay 1 increased on average 9.1 points between the midterm and the final
examination. This represents a 29.5 percent increase. The students scored higher on Essay 1 following the
in-class simulation game experience.
Scores on Essay 2. Essay 2 asked students to “discuss the proper terms, procedures, and required votes at
each stage to remove a president from office.” It was a 10 point question. The midterm scores ranged in
value from zero to eight. As Table 2 below indicates, the mean of this distribution was 4.74 with a
standard deviation of 2.40. The median was five.
Table 2
Essay 2 Difference in Scores (n=19)


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