The Randomized Controlled Trial: A Primer
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 1, Number 12, December 2003
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Throughout every issue of The Carlat Report, you, poor reader, have been subjected to citations of multiple research studies, and to terms such as “controlled,” “open-label”, “statistically significant.” In this article, TCR dives head-first into research methodology, with the aim of helping you to become smarter consumers of statistical trickery.