Generating Realistic Data for an Educational Simulation

ID: 36494 Type: Roundtable
  1. John Hansen, Eliuzabeth Hansen, and Anne Tapp, Saginaw Valley State University, United States

Wednesday, March 7 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Location: Terrace South View on map

Presider: Irene Polycarpou, UCLan Cyprus, Cyprus

Abstract: Generating reasonable example data is a non-trivial task, and generating example data that can be used for a successful educational simulation demonstration is significantly harder. This paper explores the process and presents a few guidelines for reasonable data generation when the intent is to fill a database for an educational simulation. A computer science class wrote programs to complete this generation, and they were used to generate data for a course taught by the advanced educational studies department.


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