The Random Control Trial

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The People’s Pharmacy: The RCT
RxRisk and David Healy: The RCT
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Nancy Cartwright’s Work on the RCT




Cartwright, N. (2007). Are RCTs the gold standard?. BioSocieties, 2(1), 11-20.
Cartwright, N. (2011). A philosopher's view of the long road from RCTs to effectiveness.
The Lancet, 377(9775), 1400-1401.
Cartwright, N., Goldfinch, A., & Howick, J. (2010). Evidence-based policy: where is our theory of evidence?.
Journal of Children's Services, 4(4), 6-14.
Cartwright, N. (2010). What are randomised controlled trials good for?.
Philosophical studies, 147(1), 59-70.
Cartwright, N., & Munro, E. (2010). The limitations of randomized controlled trials in predicting effectiveness.
Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 16(2), 260-266.
Cartwright, N. (2009). Evidence-based policy: what’s to be done about relevance?.
Philosophical studies, 143(1), 127-136.
Cartwright, N., & Stegenga, J. (2012).
A theory of evidence for evidence-based policy. Oxford University Press/The British Academy.
Cartwright, N. (2011). Predicting what will happen when we act. What counts for warrant?.
Preventive medicine, 53(4), 221-224.
Cartwright, N., & Hardie, J. (2012).
Evidence-based policy: A practical guide to doing it better. Oxford University Press.
Cartwright, N. (2009). 7 What Is This Thing Called “Efficacy”?. Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice, 185.
Cartwright, N. (2013). Evidence, Argument and Prediction. In
EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science (pp. 3-17). Springer International Publishing.
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Evidence-Based Medicine Questioned






Gomory, T. (2013). The Limits of Evidence-Based Medicine and Its Application to Mental Health Evidence-Based Practice: Part One.
Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 15(1), 18-34.
Clark, D. A. (2012). The end of evidence-based medicine?.
Inflammopharmacology, 20(4), 187-193.
Sniderman, A. D., LaChapelle, K. J., Rachon, N. A., & Furberg, C. D. (2013, October). The necessity for clinical reasoning in the era of evidence-based medicine. In
Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 88, No. 10, pp. 1108-1114). Elsevier.