Study participants are assigned to the investigational group (e.g. TALi TRAIN) or active control group at random. This reduces bias and provides a rigorous study design to investigate the cause-effect relationship between intervention and outcomes.
Study participants assigned to the control group receive a similar intervention (e.g. gamified tasks with a focus on non-cognitive skills). This helps us to attribute study outcomes to the intervention, rather than the delivery method.
Study participants and researchers are all ‘blinded’ to who is receiving which intervention (i.e. investigational group vs. active control group). This helps us to minimise bias and leads to more robust and reliable outcomes.