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randomised control trial

a standard research method involving the creation of two closely matching groups for comparative purposes only one of which is then subjected to the intervention which is being studied. It is a common approach in science but meets with problems and criticism when implemented in educational research not least because of the difficulty of generalising from the unique circumstances of the trial.