Cancer Mystery--A CD ROM Forensic Science Fantasy Game
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2734 Cortland Place NW, Washington, DC, 20008
AbstractWe will develop and evaluate a set of CD-ROM based forensic science mystery fantasy games for lateand early adults. These games will be used as educational and behavior change tools to convey the exforensic science, use of the scientific method, and the importance of cancer risk reduction. The gammotivate interest in careers in science, public health, and medicine. In Phase I our team of healthgame designer, a forensics expert, a mystery writer, and software engineers will develop and field tone mystery game on respiratory system cancer. Using focus group discussions, we will evaluate the suser interface, and content. With questionnaires we will measure pre to post-use knowledge change. Tbe expanded to include more mysteries, a research design incorporating random assignment to experimegroups, and longitudinal measurement of scientific knowledge, attitude toward science as a career, abehavior changes. Points of use envisioned for this fantasy game include the quickly growing home, sscience museum educational software markets.
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