I once reviewed tables for a randomized study and noticed several comments about testing the baseline characteristics. The commenters were arguing which test would be best to test for the differences between the 2 randomized groups at baseline.
This made me first angry about the wasted time and then curious about the reasons, statisticians still do this.
In today’s episode, Benjamin and I discuss some backgrounds for baseline testing in randomized studies. We also recommend these further readings:[Read more…] about Baseline testing – a widespread but difficult to treat disease