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  1. study participants (subjects*, participants) — 2209 views
    “The people included in a study” … (read more)
  2.   statistically significant — 1984 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,) — 1754 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) — 1731 views
    “The findings of studies, including systematic reviews” … (read more)
  5. fair comparisons of treatments — 1700 views
    “Studies designed, conducted, reported and interpreted to minimize bias and the play of chance in measuring treatment effects” … (read more)
  6. index test — 1479 views
    “A diagnostic test that is being evaluated against a reference standard test in a study of test accuracy” … (read more)
  7. cost-effectiveness (cost-utility) — 1460 views
    “The cost of a treatment in relation to its effects” … (read more)
  8. benefit (desirable anticipated effect, desirable effect) — 1457 views
    “Difference in outcomes that favours a treatment in a treatment comparison” … (read more)
  9. margin of error (CI, margin of error,) — 1420 views
    “A measure of uncertainty due to the play of chance” … (read more)
  10. conflicts of interests (conflicting interests, vested interests) — 1411 views
    “Vested interests (financial or academic) that may compromise a person’s objectivity in designing, conducting or interpreting research” … (read more)