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  1. study participants (subjects*, participants) — 996 views
    “The people included in a study” … (read more)
  2.   statistically significant — 895 views
    “A result that is unlikely to have happened by chance. The usual threshold for this judgement is a likelihood of less than 5%” … (read more)
  3. research evidence (research findings, research results) — 838 views
    “The findings of studies, including systematic reviews” … (read more)
  4. fair comparisons of treatments — 811 views
    “Studies designed, conducted, reported and interpreted to minimize bias and the play of chance in measuring treatment effects” … (read more)
  5. non-randomized study (non-experimental study, observational study,) — 810 views
    “A category of studies that does not use random allocation to assign participants to treatment comparison groups” … (read more)
  6. benefit (desirable anticipated effect, desirable effect) — 712 views
    “Difference in outcomes that favours a treatment in a treatment comparison” … (read more)
  7. margin of error (CI, margin of error,) — 691 views
    “A measure of uncertainty due to the play of chance” … (read more)
  8. conflicts of interests (conflicting interests, vested interests) — 682 views
    “Vested interests (financial or academic) that may compromise a person’s objectivity in designing, conducting or interpreting research” … (read more)
  9. adverse event (adverse effects, undesirable treatment effects) — 678 views
    “Unwanted symptoms or other experiences in participants in a study, which may or may not be caused by treatments.” … (read more)
  10. index test — 677 views
    “A diagnostic test that is being evaluated against a reference standard test in a study of test accuracy” … (read more)