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From Standardization to Adaptation: Clinical Trials and the Moral Economy of Anticipation

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Hailed as the gold standard, the Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) occupies a hegemonic position at the top of Evidence Based Medicine's hierarchy of knowledge. It is testament to the methodology's capacity for standardization that it can so readily be spoken of in the singular: the RCT. Under what conditions, then, is it possible to speak of change in the gold standard? Since the 1950s, alternative versions of the RCT have been advocated for under the banner of 'adaptive design'. Adaptiv...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/09505431.2016.1255721

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Science as Culture Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
2
Pages:
232–254
Publication date:
2016-11-14
Acceptance date:
2016-10-28
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EISSN:
1470-1189
ISSN:
0950-5431
Source identifiers:
661888
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pubs:661888
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pubs:661888
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2017-03-10

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