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Study reporting guidelines : how valid are they?

Arundel, Catherine; James, Sophie; Northgraves, Matthew; Booth, Alison


Catherine Arundel

Sophie James

Alison Booth


Reporting guidelines help improve the reporting of specific study designs, and clear guidance on the best approaches for developing guidelines is available. The methodological strength, or validation of guidelines is however unclear. This article explores what validation of reporting guidelines might involve, and whether this has been conducted for key reporting guidelines.


Arundel, C., James, S., Northgraves, M., & Booth, A. (2019). Study reporting guidelines : how valid are they?. Contemporary clinical trials communications, 14, Article 100343.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 5, 2019
Online Publication Date Mar 11, 2019
Publication Date 2019-06
Deposit Date May 20, 2019
Publicly Available Date May 20, 2019
Journal Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
Electronic ISSN 2451-8654
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Article Number 100343
Keywords Reporting guidelines; Validity; Validation
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© 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (

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