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What are the 3Rs of Russell and Burch
Animals should be replaced by less sentient alternatives such as invertebrates or in vitro methods whenever possible. Experimental protocols should be r...
Thu, 9 Feb, 2017 at 5:34 PM
What is the difference between an exploratory and confirmatory study?
Confirmatory research normally involves formal testing of one or more prespecified hypotheses. By contrast, exploratory research normally involves looking f...
Thu, 9 Feb, 2017 at 5:35 PM
What is an experimental design?
The experimental design depends on the objectives of the study. It should be planned in detail, including the development of written protocols and considera...
Thu, 9 Feb, 2017 at 5:38 PM
What is an experimental unit?
Each experiment involves a number of experimental units, which can be assigned at random (see below) to a treatment. The experimental unit should also be t...
Thu, 9 Feb, 2017 at 5:39 PM
What is randomization?
Treatments should be assigned so that each experimental unit has a known, often equal, probability of receiving a given treatment. This process, termed ran...
Thu, 9 Feb, 2017 at 5:40 PM
What is blinding?
To avoid bias, experiments should be performed “blind” with respect to the treatments when possible and particularly when there is any subjective element i...
Thu, 9 Feb, 2017 at 5:41 PM