Should randomised controlled trials be the "gold standard" for research on preventive interventions for children?

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Stewart-Brown, Sarah L.; Anthony, Rebecca; Wilson, Lynsey; Winstanley, Sarah; Stallard, Nigel; Snooks, Helen; Simkiss, Douglas E.;

Purpose - Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have been offered a privileged position in terms of the evidence base for preventive interventions for children, but practical and theoretical issues challenge this research methodology. This paper aims to address this issue... View more
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