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addaword.gifdefinition of RCT

abbreviation
randomised control(led) trial: a type of scientific experiment used especially in trials of new drugs. Subjects are randomly assigned to one or other experimental treatment while a control group receives no treatment.
The claims of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to be the gold standard rest on the fact that the ideal RCT is a deductive method.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/07/2014 15:01:00
Definition of RCT from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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