A Mock Randomized Controlled Trial With Audience Response Technology for Teaching and Learning Epidemiology

  title={A Mock Randomized Controlled Trial With Audience Response Technology for Teaching and Learning Epidemiology},
  author={Philip R. A. Baker and Daniel Peter Francis and Abby Cathcart},
  journal={Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health},
  pages={229 - 240}
The study’s objective was to apply and assess an active learning approach to epidemiology and critical appraisal. Active learning comprised a mock, randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted with learners in 3 countries. The mock trial consisted of blindly eating red Smarties candy (intervention) compared to yellow Smarties (control) to determine whether red Smarties increase happiness. Audience response devices were employed with the 3-fold purposes to produce outcome data for analysis of the… 

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