How to do random allocation (randomization)

Clin Orthop Surg. 2014 Mar;6(1):103-9. doi: 10.4055/cios.2014.6.1.103. Epub 2014 Feb 14.


Purpose: To explain the concept and procedure of random allocation as used in a randomized controlled study.

Methods: We explain the general concept of random allocation and demonstrate how to perform the procedure easily and how to report it in a paper.

Keywords: Block randomization; Random allocation; Simple randomization; Stratified randomization.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Random Allocation
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / methods*