External validity: we need to do more
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Data Collection; Data Interpretation, Statistical; *Diffusion of Innovation; Humans; Physician's Practice Patterns; Publishing; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; Reproducibility of Results; Research Design
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies
The article discusses the implications of two health research trends for improving the design, review and reporting of research and evaluation studies in the U.S. The first trend is the gap between research findings and application in practice. The other trend is the increased emphasis on the methodological quality of health research reports.
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Citation: Ann Behav Med. 2006 Apr;31(2):105-8. Link to article on publisher's site