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  1. study participants (subjects*, participants) — 4241 views
    “The people included in a study” … (read more)
  2.   statistically significant — 3671 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. non-randomized study (non-experimental study, observational study,) — 3466 views
    “A category of studies that does not use random allocation to assign participants to treatment comparison groups” … (read more)
  4. research evidence (research findings, research results) — 3340 views
    “The findings of studies, including systematic reviews” … (read more)
  5. fair comparisons of treatments — 3184 views
    “Studies designed, conducted, reported and interpreted to minimize bias and the play of chance in measuring treatment effects” … (read more)
  6. treatment effect (clinical impact, estimate of effect, impact) — 2922 views
    “Changes (increases or decreases) or differences in health outcomes as a result of treatments” … (read more)
  7. baseline characteristics (baseline data) — 2862 views
    “Descriptive information about the participants in a study collected at the beginning of the study” … (read more)
  8. margin of error (CI, margin of error,) — 2808 views
    “A measure of uncertainty due to the play of chance” … (read more)
  9. benefit (desirable anticipated effect, desirable effect) — 2802 views
    “Difference in outcomes that favours a treatment in a treatment comparison” … (read more)
  10. index test — 2720 views
    “A diagnostic test that is being evaluated against a reference standard test in a study of test accuracy” … (read more)