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The difference between allocation concealment and blinding in randomised controlled trials

Allocation concealment and blinding are characteristics that prevent bias in randomised controlled trials and experimental studies. However, these concepts are often confused. Using a randomised controlled trial as an example, the statistician Philip Sedgwick explains the differences between allocation concealment and blinding, and why these characteristics are important: Researchers investigated whether a nutritious meal and food packages was more effective

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Blind data analysis can contribute to reproducible research

Blind analysis does not refer to closing your eyes, crossing your fingers and hitting GO! on your statistical analysis! In a previous post, I highlighted an article published in Nature on cognitive biases and their impact on reproducible science. Various debiasing techniques have been proposed to tackle this issue, including blind data analysis. This technique was new to me, so

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