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What are the problems and possible solutions when undertaking stepped wedge cluster randomised trials? This research will aim to summarise published problems and solutions and then by contacting researchers, who are involved in these trials, explore these issues further. Finally, the target is to produce a publication that forms a single point of reference, offering practical advice for those carrying out stepped wedge cluster randomised trials.

Part of our Novel Methods to Aid and Evaluate Implementation research theme



  • Identify problems and provide practical solutions for those carrying out step-wedge design studies



  • A comprehensive guide for researchers offering practical advice on conducting stepped wedge cluster randomised trials.


Expected Impact

  • Time and cost savings for people involved in the design, implementation and analysis stages of conducting stepped wedge cluster randomised trials

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