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Experimental attrition refers to experimental subjects leaving an experiment or other study for either practical reasons, etc. In clinical trials participants may withdraw from the study, for example, due to adverse effects.

Preventing experimental attritionEdit

Statistical treatment of dropoutsEdit

See alsoEdit


Further readingEdit

BooksEdit

  • Grant, J. S., Raper, J. L., Kang, D.-H., & Weaver, M. T. (2008). Research participant recruitment and retention. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

PapersEdit

Abikoff, H., Arnold, L. E., Newcorn, J. H., Elliott, G. R., Hechtman, L., Severe, J. B., et al. (2002). Emergency/adjunct services and attrition prevention for randomized clinical trials in children: The MTA manual-based solution: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Vol 41(5) May 2002, 498-504.

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DissertationsEdit

  • Austin, A. M. (2008). Treatment attrition among racial/ethnic minority adolescents participating in a brief motivational intervention for substance use problems: The influence of individual, social, cultural, and treatment factors. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Roary-Cook, M. C. (2008). Non-traditional predictors to evaluate dropout rates. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering.
  • Wicker, L. R. (2003). A social cognitive model of attrition: A test against the competing Tinto (1993) longitudinal model of institutional departure. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering.

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