Lesson 1: Clinical Trials as Research

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Introduction

Learning objectives & outcomes

Upon completion of this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Recognize a research objective that could be met through a clinical trial
  • Recognize a research objective that would be difficult to meet through a clinical trial
  • Discuss the relative contributions of clinical judgment and clinical trials in evaluating new medical therapies.
  • Apply six characteristics of statistical reasoning to a research objective in a clinical trial setting.