matched pair design

matched pair design

A type of parallel trial design in which the investigators identify multiple pairs of subjects who are "identical" with respect to relevant factors, then randomise them into either of two treatment arms.
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A cross-sectional matched-pair design is used to compare corporations with a centralized IT structure to similar corporations with a decentralized IT structure The function of a matched pair design is to control for factors in the samples that are being matched and to limit the effect of such controlled factors.