How to use this website
The website has two main parts:
- TT main text, which contains the full text of the book “Testing Treatments”, and
- TT extras, which are additional resources, freely available on the internet and identified by our community of users as helpful in facilitating better understanding of the need for fair tests of treatments.
You will also find information on this page about:
TT main text
Each main Chapter of the book is represented as a separate Section. Within each Section you will find sub-sections, and in some cases sub-sub-sections.
You can use the navigation buttons to find your way around TT main text as if you were reading the book:
Click Next to go to the Next page in the book.
Click Prev to go to the previous page in the book.
Click Up to go up to the Section menu.
You will notice that each page has a “breadcrumb” at the top which shows your current location, e.g.:
You can see another example at the top of this page too, of course. You can click on the links to take a shortcut to “upper” sections.
In this section
On the right-hand side is a submenu that shows you all of the pages in the current Section, with the current page highlighted in red. If the current page is a menu page for a sub-section, this menu shows you the sub-pages. You can use this menu to move quickly around the Section.
This blog-style section shows a list of all of the resources, with the most recently-added one at the top of the list. You can browse to “older entries” at the foot of the page.
There are two main methods of browsing for TTextras: information types and topics.
Types of information
On the right-hand side you can see a list of information types to help you narrow down your search. TTextras can be placed in more than one category if they contain more than one type of information. If you are looking for a different type of resource to the ones shown here, please tell us about it, and tell us about good resources of that type you know about, so we can add them.
TTextras are also assigned one or more topics relating to fair tests of treatments, which are displayed in this tag cloud format. Click a topic to see all of the TTextras that relate to it.
The text size in the tag cloud is proportional to the number of TTextras that have been tagged with that topic.
Other navigational elements
“See also” provides contextual links between TT main text and TTextras. In this way you can easily find TTextras that illustrate a particular concept in the main text, and vice versa.
These links are manually inserted by editors, so if you have any suggestions for additional links from particular pages, we’d be very pleased to hear them.
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