Journal articlesThe language of research (part 14): research methodologies: randomised controlled trials

The language of research (part 14): research methodologies: randomised controlled trials

15/09/17 | Research | Peter Ellis

In the next three instalments of the Decoding Science series, we will explore randomised controlled trials (RCTs). To better understand why RCTs are considered so important in the armoury of research methodologies (Box 1) in medicine, some of the key features of RCTs will be discussed in this first paper. In the second paper, we will cover the terminology used in describing RCTs, and in the third and final paper in this miniseries, will describe how RCTs are undertaken.