Randomisation: what, why and how?


  • Zoë Hoare

    1. PhD in statistical pattern recognition. She is currently working as a statistician in NWORTH, the North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health (& Social Care), a UKCRC registered clinical trials unit based in Bangor, Wales.
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Randomisation is a fundamental aspect of randomised controlled trials, but how many researchers fully understand what randomisation entails or what needs to be taken into consideration to implement it effectively and correctly? Here, for students or for those about to embark on setting up a trial, Zoë Hoare gives a basic introduction to help approach randomisation from a more informed direction.