What is a “blinded” or “masked” study?
In addition to randomization and placebo trials, there are also studies that are referred to as “blind” or “masked” studies. There are two types of blind studies:
- Single-blinded: This type of study does not inform the participant what they are being given, but the research team is informed.
- Double-blinded: Neither the participant nor research team is informed on what the participant is being given; only the pharmacist is aware. This removes bias and prevents research teams and study applicants from manipulating the results.
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