Chapter 4. Randomisation

  1. David Machin1,2,3 and
  2. Michael J. Campbell4

Published Online: 29 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470012994.ch4

Design of Studies for Medical Research

Design of Studies for Medical Research

How to Cite

Machin, D. and Campbell, M. J. (2005) Randomisation, in Design of Studies for Medical Research, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470012994.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore

  2. 2

    UK Children's Cancer Study Group, University of Leicester, UK

  3. 3

    Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, School of Health and Related Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

  4. 4

    Medical Statistics Group, Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, School of Health and Related Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470844953

Online ISBN: 9780470012994

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Keywords:

  • randomisation;
  • rationale and mechanics;
  • Randomised Block Design (RBD);
  • stratified randomisation;
  • allocation ratio;
  • observational studies;
  • clinical trials;
  • blocked randomisation;
  • dynamic allocation;
  • cluster trials

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Rationale and Mechanics

  • Preclinical or Laboratory-Based Studies

  • Observational Studies

  • Surveys

  • Clinical Trials

  • Carrying Out Randomisation

  • Unacceptable Methods