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Fit for purpose? The case for structured reporting of methods and results in research articles


We need to consider a new format for publishing research results

EQUATOR’s own Doug Altman in an editorial for the journal Trials highlights the continuing problem that many trial reports don’t contain enough information about the methods to allow others to replicate the study, and the results are not given in enough detail to be included in a systematic review and meta-analysis. ┬áThese articles are not fit for purpose and waste the time and resources spent in conducting the research.

Read his article in Trials


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