Hansen, J., Hansen, E. & Tapp, A. (2012). Generating Realistic Data for an Educational Simulation. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 2536-2541). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2012
Austin, Texas, USA
March 5, 2012
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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.