Overview

Trust Me was developed by the EGC in collaboration with Will McGill, Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) for use in his his SRA (Security and Risk Analysis) 111 and SRA 311 classes.

Motivation

The topic of probability calibation is extremely important to the fields of risk and decision analysis (Hubbard 2009; Rieber 2004). Yet to date, there have been no systems available to help current and future analysts calibrate themselves aside from simple pencil and paper assessment instruments. “Trust Me” seeks to fill this need in an entertaining way

 

Project Objectives

  1. To produce and evaluate a serious learning game focused on calibrating the subjective probability judgments of students enrolled in risk and decision analysis courses at Penn State.
  2. Students utilizing the developed game will demonstrate calibrated performance as measured by a standard assessment of calibration instrument.
  3. Students utilizing the developed game will demonstrate sustained calibrated performance over a period of three months as measured by a standard assessment of calibration instrument.
  4. Students utilizing the developed game will demonstrate improved understanding of the meaning of subjective confidence and the form of analytic statements as measured by pre and post-game course examinations or pencil and paper exams.

Results

Conference Presentations:

2011 Games Learning and Society Conference (GLS); June 2011, Madison, WI;

 Trust Me: An Online Game for Calculating Subjective Probability Judgements 

 

Play

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