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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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That result is what Choi and her colleagues found when they applied Mendelian randomisation to exercise and depression.
11 December 2009 - Norwegian oncology radiopharmaceuticals developer Algeta ASA (OSL: ALGETA) said today that the randomisation of the first patients for the Phase III clinical study in the USA with its drug candidate Alpharadin has been started.
To analyse the effect of SDD on the studied variables, RCTs were grouped according to: 1) type of regimen used (parenteral plus enteral or enteral only); 2) quality of randomisation procedures (adequate or inadequate); 3) blinding of patients and caregivers to allocated treatment (blinded or not-blinded); and 4) quality of the study (high or low) (16).
According to ClinPhone, ClinPhone Compact allows central randomisation, emergency code break, medication dispensation and site and depot supplies managed to be carried out, along with real-time study progress reporting.
As regards publication of the paper reporting the results, there were ethical concerns raised in the peer review and editorial process which included the following: the randomisation used was unusual, participants were paid, there were a substantial number of dropouts and the trial was stopped early.
Randomisation was done by household after a pilot period of 1 month.
According to the company the software features support for all standard question types, randomisation and rotation of answer lists, go-to functionality and use of question libraries.
Zavicefta met the primary objective of statistical non-inferiority compared to meropenem at the test of cure visit (day 21 from randomisation).
Parexel International, a United States-based clinical research organisation, has acquired all of the outstanding equity securities of ClinIntel, a United Kingdom-based provider of clinical Randomisation and Trial Supply Management services, it was reported yesterday.
The Mendelian randomisation study used genetic data from the D-CarDia collaboration, involving over 146 500 individuals of European ancestry from across Europe and North America.
Patients were required to have a history of asthma for at least one year prior to randomisation and experienced a severe asthma exacerbation requiring treatment with oral corticosteroids (or their equivalent) or an asthma-related hospitalisation in the year prior to treatment, but not in the 30 days prior to randomisation.