Randomization


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Randomization

1. The selection of a representative, random section of the population. Randomization is important in generating accurate statistics, which is vital in marketing.

2. See: Random Number Generation.
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Data source: A Mendelian randomization study involving 77,679 adults from the Danish general population who were genotyped to identify carriers of three BMI-increasing polymorphisms and who were followed for up to 34 years for the development of symptomatic gallstone disease.
Increased performance when generating randomization schedules, importing strata and populating or importing inventory schedules.
Fourth, I come to the crucial condition of an experiment, the treatment randomization.
Metaphor use and health literacy: A pilot study of strategies to explain randomization in cancer clinical trials.
We believe that, when people hear randomization described as a flip of a coin, they think of there being a winner and a loser," Krieger asserts.
The relatively modern meaning of mendelian randomization is based on Mendel's second law, the law of independent assortment, which assumes that the inheritance of 1 trait is independent of the inheritance of other traits.
Randomization and decoding can be initiated by simply connecting or disconnecting the USB drive.
The CytelRAND(R) randomization engine is part of Cytel's FlexRandomizer(R), a suite of tools and services for randomization during clinical trial design, simulation, monitoring, and analysis.
Unlike the Cochrane review, studies using block randomization of whole wards were not excluded.
Of the 3,182 who agreed to randomization, 1,613 were in the acupuncture group and 1,569 were in the control group.
But Zenk's randomization failed to produce two similar groups.
IEF was calculated by pooling two weekly patient diaries prior to randomization and three diaries after randomization representing baseline and endpoint, respectively.