Using microgenetic methods to investigate problem solving in video games

@inproceedings{Anderson2009UsingMM,
  title={Using microgenetic methods to investigate problem solving in video games},
  author={Alice Anderson and Cornelia Brunner and Katie McMillan Culp and James Diamond and Ashley Lewis and Wendy Martin},
  booktitle={DiGRA Conference},
  year={2009}
}
As formative research for the development of a suite of middle school life science video games, we are adapting microgenetic research methods [15] that use repeated, small-scale task-based sessions with participants to document how reasoning and understanding can develop and change in short periods of time. In this study, we are working with students between the ages of 9 and 12, examining the development of their strategic thinking as they play commercial games that focus on problem solving… CONTINUE READING

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