I started writing this piece a few weeks back on holiday in the Algarve. It’s a follow on to the last piece on mindlessly following a recipe rather than thinking what matters when doing a trial. This time it looks at the value of simplicity.
I went for a quick run this morning before it got too hot. When I got back to our villa I jumped straight in the shower. Ten minutes later I was sitting down with a coffee chatting with my wife about what we might do today.
What the hell does this have to do with randomised trials I guess you might well be thinking?