Designing Randomised Trials in Health, Education and the Social Sciences: An Introduction by D. TorgersonDesigning Randomised Trials in Health, Education and the Social Sciences: An Introduction by D. Torgerson

Designing Randomised Trials in Health, Education and the Social Sciences: An Introduction

byD. Torgerson, Carole J. Torgerson

Paperback | March 13, 2008

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The book focuses on the design of rigorous trials rather than their statistical underpinnings, with chapters on: pragmatic designs; placebo designs; preference approaches; unequal allocation; economics; analytical approaches; randomization methods. It also includes a detailed description of randomization procedures and different trial designs.
DAVID J. TORGERSON is Director of the York Trials Unit, University of York, UK. He has published extensively on randomized trial design and has worked on trials in health and educational research.CAROLE J. TORGERSON is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York, UK. She has published ext...
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Title:Designing Randomised Trials in Health, Education and the Social Sciences: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.48 inPublished:March 13, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537367

ISBN - 13:9780230537361

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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Glossary of Terms Background to Controlled Trials The Limitations of Before and After Designs History of Controlled Trials What is Special about Randomisation? Sources of Bias in Randomised Trials Placebo and Sham Trials Pragmatic and Explanatory Trials Designs to Deal with Participants' Preferences Cluster Randomised Controlled Trials Unequal Randomisation Factorial Randomised Controlled Trials Pilot Randomised Controlled Trials Sample Size and Analytical Issues Measuring Outcomes Recruitment into Randomised Trials Systematic Reviews of Randomised Controlled Trials Economic Evaluation Alongside Randomised Trials Conclusions References Index

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'David and Carole Torgerson have written an important book about an important topic...After introducing the "breathtaking simplicity" and "beauty" of the randomized trial design [they] outline the key features of well-designed, well-conducted and well-analysed randomised trials, using illustrative examples from health care, education, criminal justice and other fields. The book is a veritable treasure trove of information and advice' - Sir Iain Chalmers, Editor, James Lind Library (http://www.jameslindlibrary.org/)