Primary question and hypothesis testing in randomized controlled clinical trials

Jiangtao Luo

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Summary: We briefly reviewed and provided cautions about some of the fundamental concepts used in the design of medical and public studies, especially primary question, hypothesis testing and sample size in this short note. We also talked about some of the extensions and development in the recent years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalShanghai Archives of Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016



  • Clinical trial
  • Hypothesis
  • Primary question
  • Randomize

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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