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I posted previously but haven't had any replies yet to my question.
In doing the project "No Pain, Lots of Game" which measures the ability of playing video games to distract the player from pain, do the video games played by the volunteers need to be the same? For example, can one volunteer play Mario Kart while another plays Halo 4, or is that too much of a variable? We know that it is a variable, but we also know that it's important for the volunteer to be engaged in the game. One game may be more engaging to some and not as much to another.
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This sounds like a great project. You are correct that you need to keep your controlled variables the same. I think you should have all the test subjects play the same game. If you are worried about variability between different people try repeating the experiment on as many different people as possible.
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