A study conducted by the Millikan Foundation has concluded that post-examination discussions have the potential to improve students’ results in the aforementioned exams. Procedure involved visually impaired researchers selecting candidates through convenience sampling of the local population.
An interview with the researchers revealed their pride in adhering to international scientific guidelines in conducting a double-blind experiment using black blindfolds and selecting participants through vigorous statistical analysis. This included, but was not limited to, the most extreme game of Marco Polo ever played. After hearing comments about the integrity of the study that included “this study is more holey than Swiss cheese”, the researchers expressed their delight at the divine blessing, being pious believers in the great cheese deity Mozzeroth.
With some prudence exercised in cherry-picking results, statistical analysis indicated a strong correlation between the length of discussion after an examination, the number of people involved and the grades obtained by those who participate. With a product moment correlation coefficient of 1.00 exactly (see Figure A), the researchers concluded correlation necessarily implies causation, hailing the study as a ground-breaking study that called into question the bulk of research done in the last 2000 years.
To demonstrate their pioneering spirit, the researchers promptly extrapolated their results beyond the range of data obtained and concluded that a sufficiently long discussion period can make up for any lack of knowledge about the examined topic. They went on to suggest that students could score beyond the number of marks allocated if they involved their lecturers and tutors in the discussion.
Future research is expected to be done on the ramifications of discussion before and during examinations as well, with the latter expected to be most beneficial.