blind study

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blind stud·y

a study in which the observer is unaware of which individuals or group is subject to the treatment or procedure variables.
See also: blind test.
Synonym(s): blind test
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Clinical research A trial in which participants—the subject or the investigator (or both)—are unaware as to whether they are in the experimental or control arm of the study
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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