randomisation


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randomisation

A method analogous to tossing a coin—e.g., use of tables of random numbers or computer-generated random sequences—used to generate a random allocation sequence for assigning subjects to one or more treatment or control groups in a clinical trial Cochrane definition.

ran·dom·i·za·tion

(ran'dŏm-ī-zā'shŭn)
Assignment of the subjects of experimental research to groups by chance.
Synonym(s): randomisation.