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  • v. To arrange randomly; to make random

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. arrange in random order


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  • But while Nice admits that the new evidence it has included in the report is weak, it is not easy to obtain good research in this area because you can't randomise women to plan to give birth vaginally or by a section.

    Dr Dillner's health dilemmas: should I have a caesarean section?

  • At the moment, sentences are hugely variable anyway: randomise properly and run a trial.

    How can you tell if a policy is working? Run a trial | Ben Goldacre

  • If the goal is to delay sexual activity or reduce STIs, and you don't know what age to start or what to teach, then stop wittering: define your outcome, randomise schools to different programmes, and you'll have the answer by the end of next parliament.

    How can you tell if a policy is working? Run a trial | Ben Goldacre

  • If we don't randomise, "using phonics" might not be the only difference between the two groups of schools.

    A 'shoot-out' between methods won't help us teach more children to read

  • Well, in that case the thing to do would be to wait until the layer was bringing in a ton of revenue then randomise the location of objects on the page.

    You've Been Blerped! Now What Do You Do?

  • The Jadad score picks out 3 common sources of bias failure to randomise, failure to blind, dropouts and withdrawals, but there are many other sources of bias, and even Jadad would not say that it is safe to use on its own.

    BCA v Singh: The First Court Hearing Is Ordered

  • Lots of information displayed when music is playing (battery status, total track time, time elapsed, bitrate, playlist setting (randomise or repeat), track title and artist, volume, mp3/wma, equaliser, and even scrolling lyrics for those personal karaoke moments).

    Hit Pearl Z mp3/mp4 player (review)

  • It took clinical trial experts Synexus, just ten months to carry out 52,000 DEXA scans and randomise over 2,700 patients across twelve of their UK, European and African dedicated research centres.


  • Babies who are thought to be eligible will be assessed by the treating clinician who will confirm eligibility, ensure that consent has been obtained and then randomise the baby using a web based system, based at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU)

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Teachers can programme rules, determining the number of questions a learner needs to answer correctly before they are moved up to the next level or alternatively set the software to randomise questions and prevent learners from conferring on an answer.

    WebWire | Recent Headlines


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