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Shirley Wyver, Lina Engelen, Geraldine Naughton & Anita Bundy

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 30: The Importance of Randomized Controlled Trials as an Evidence Base

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The Importance of Randomized Controlled Trials as an Evidence Base
The Importance of Randomized Controlled Trials as an Evidence Base
Shirley Wyver Lina Engelen Geraldine Naughton Anita Bundy
INTRODUCTION

We examine the important role for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in outdoor play research. Currently, there are very few outdoor play RCTs, leaving gaps in both the knowledge base and evidence sought by some researchers, practitioners and funding organizations. Consideration is given to the strengths and limitations of RCTs for investigating outdoor play. In the first part of the chapter, we consider the current state of knowledge about outdoor play and increased need ...

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