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‘Research Says’ Fruit Machine: A staff-room game.

Here is a game to help develop your colleagues’ research literacy.

Can you spot the bogus study?

Can you generate a plausible cause-effect rationale?

Ask someone to give you three numbers between 1 and 15.  Using the handy table, you then construct the sentence beginning with ‘Apparently, research says that’

For example: You get 2, 6, 11.

This generates:  Apparently, research says that boys get better GCSES by reciting ‘If’ every week during registration.

10, 4, 5 generates: Apparently, research says that Headteachers become more intolerant by attending catch-up intervention clinics 8 times a week.

Their challenge is then to devise a plausible cause-effect rationale.   Try it. Make up  your own.  Dazzle your friends.


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2 thoughts on “‘Research Says’ Fruit Machine: A staff-room game.

  1. The first two i tried were 14 2 1 then 6 9 5. I am now convinced that both of these are worthy of future research.

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    Posted by A Purdon | December 20, 2018, 2:06 pm

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