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Is winning correlated with fun? Pick a video game which has different difficulty settings, for example easy versus hard mode. Ask volunteers who have never played the game before to try it out. Some of them should use the easy mode and others should use the hard mode, this will ensure that you have a range in the amount of winning and losing among your volunteers. Keep track of how much each player is winning. Survey the volunteers to find out if they like the game. Do people who win more like the game better?
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Science Buddies Staff. "Fun or Frustrating?" Science Buddies, 20 Nov. 2020, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Games_p010/video-computer-games/fun-or-frustrating. Accessed 22 May 2022.

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Science Buddies Staff. (2020, November 20). Fun or Frustrating? Retrieved from https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Games_p010/video-computer-games/fun-or-frustrating


Last edit date: 2020-11-20
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