skill in The Sims 4: Discover University. Practicing this skill allows Sims to become better at studying, debating, and influencing other Sims' opinions.
According to its in-game description, "Research & Debate is all about learning information and then utilizing it-whether that be in a debate or through social influence. This skill can be improved and used with the Research Archive Machine to Research varying topics, and the mirror to Practice Debating."
This skill affects the "Convince to..." social interactions. Sims can attempt to convince others to bathe and cook. Options such as convincing others to go streaking or cleaning become available to Sims with higher levels of research & debate.
A failed "Convince to..." interaction will result in a negative moodlet.
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