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The Kindergarten Clinical Trial


Janice Weinberg

Published 26 November 2009 Volume 2009:1(Default) Pages 23—26


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Janice Weinberg

Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

Abstract: The author describes an imaginary clinical trial performed using her daughter’s kindergarten class in Arlington, Massachusetts as study subjects. The children are introduced to several age-appropriate concepts related to clinical trials including defining a study question and randomization. Basic concepts in clinical trials are introduced, the Kindergarten Clinical Trial is described, and possible additional activities with kindergarteners and older children are discussed.

Keywords: clinical trial, role-play, elementary school

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