Designing RCT

Designing RCT
Rapport Issue


Publication Date

December 28th 2015


Suzanne Henwood

Research comes in many guises and there is a ‘Hierarchy of Research Evidence’ which can offer you a guide as to how reliable the findings are and whether or not to use the results to update your practice. In clinical research, the Randomised Control Trial (RCT) is often perceived to be the best (second only to a systematic review or meta-analysis, which is one article which reviews a whole range of RCTs on the same topic, and in the case of a meta-analysis undertakes a whole new set of statistical analysis on the combined data from the review papers – giving much larger sample sizes in total and a good indication of whether results can be replicated over time and...


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