Results Summary and Professional Abstract
Peer review of PCORI-funded research helps make sure the report presents complete, balanced, and useful information about the research. It also confirms that the research has followed PCORI’s Methodology Standards. During peer review, experts who were not members of the research team read a draft report of the research. These experts may include a scientist focused on the research topic, a specialist in research methods, a patient or caregiver, and a healthcare professional. Reviewers do not have conflicts of interest with the study.
The peer reviewers point out where the draft report may need revision. For example, they may suggest ways to improve how the research team analyzed its results or reported its conclusions. Learn more about PCORI’s peer-review process here.
In response to peer review, Snyder made changes including
- Discussing in more detail the role and influence of the stakeholder advisory board
- Appending examples of the surveys used in the study
- Adding detail about the presentation formats tested in Part 1 of the study
- Expanding the study limitations section to discuss the limited generalizability of the findings given the limited diversity of the study sample
- Providing more specific recommendations in the Conclusion section of the report
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