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dc.creatorAllmark, P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:00:51Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:00:51Zen
dc.date.created2004-04en
dc.date.issued2004-04en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2003.004374en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2004 April; 30(2): 185-189en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Should+research+samples+reflect+the+diversity+of+the+population?&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics+&volume=30&issue=2&spage=185-189&date=2004-04&au=Allmark,+P.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2003.004374en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/991662en
dc.description.abstractRecent research governance documents say that the body of research evidence must reflect population diversity. The response to this needs to be more sophisticated than simply ensuring minorities are present in samples. For quantitative research looking primarily at treatment effects of drugs and devices four suggestions are made. First, identify where the representation of minorities in samples matters-for example, where ethnicity may cause different treatment effects. Second, where the representation of a particular group matters then subgroup analysis of the results will usually be necessary. Third, ensuring representation and subgroup analysis will have costs; deciding on whether such representation is worthwhile will involve cost benefit analysis. Fourth, the representation of minorities should not be seen as mainly a locality issue. For qualitative research it is argued that the representation of diversity is often important. Given the small samples of many qualitative projects, however, the best way to ensure representation occurs is to allow a proliferation of such research, not to stipulate such representation in samples.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:271548en
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subject.classificationHuman Experimentation Policy Guidelines / Institutional Review Boardsen
dc.subject.classificationResearch on Special Populationsen
dc.titleShould Research Samples Reflect the Diversity of the Population?en
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