Study reporting guidelines: How valid are they?

Catherine Arundel*, Sophie James, Matthew Northgraves, Alison Booth

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Reporting guidelines help improve the reporting of specific study designs, and clear guidance on the best approaches for developing guidelines is available. The methodological strength, or validation of guidelines is however unclear. This article explores what validation of reporting guidelines might involve, and whether this has been conducted for key reporting guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100343
Pages (from-to)100343
Number of pages3
JournalContemporary Clinical Trials Communications
Early online date11 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

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  • Reporting guidelines
  • Validation
  • Validity

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