PSA2016: The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

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Pragmatic trials: What can we learn from them

Pragmatic randomized trials are meant to provide evidence about how treatments work 'in real settings'. But they are taken to teach far more than they can. As with any study, they can only show results about the settings and population in the study, no matter how realistic or unrealistic those are.

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Nancy Cartwright    
Philosophy
UCSD & Durham Univ

 

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