Allocating Participants to Groups In Educational Trials: What Does Random Mean?

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Abstract

What is meant by the term random? Do we understand how to identify which type of randomisation to use in our future research projects? We, as researchers, often explain randomisation to potential research participants as being a 50/50 chance of selection to either an intervention or control group, akin to drawing numbers out of a hat. Is this an accurate explanation? And are all methods of randomisation equal? This paper aims to guide the researcher through the different techniques used to randomise participants with examples of how they can be used in educational research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-14
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Educational Science and Research
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2015

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