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Hense, Jan and Kriz, Willy Christian and Wolfe, Joseph (2009): Putting theory oriented evaluation into practice. A logic model approach for evaluating SIMGAME. In: Simulation & Gaming, Vol. 40, No. 1: pp. 110-133




Evaluations of gaming simulations and business games as teaching devices are typically end-state driven. This emphasis fails to detect how the simulation being evaluated does or does not bring about its desired consequences. This paper advances the use of a logic model approach which possesses a holistic perspective that aims at including all elements associated with the situation created by a game. The use of the logic model approach is illustrated as applied to Simgame, a board game created for secondary school level business education in six European Union countries.