Final Research Report
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Peer review of PCORI-funded research helps make sure the report presents complete, balanced, and useful information about the research. It also assesses how the project addressed PCORI’s Methodology Standards. During peer review, experts read a draft report of the research and provide comments about the report. These experts may include a scientist focused on the research topic, a specialist in research methods, a patient or caregiver, and a healthcare professional. These reviewers cannot 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 descriptions of the conduct of the study or to clarify the connection between results and conclusions. Sometimes, awardees revise their draft reports twice or more to address all of the reviewers’ comments.
Peer reviewers commented and the researchers made changes or provided responses. Those comments and responses included the following:
- The reviewers commended the researchers on an interesting study. They found many sections easy to understand but other sections were overly technical. The researchers addressed this issue by adding plain-language summaries at the end of technical sections of the report and added a glossary to explain unfamiliar terms.
- The reviewers suggested that the source code for the language processing tool the researchers created should be made available publicly so the tool could be applied in other locations. The researchers added information to the report about how readers could request the source code, which would be made available without cost.
- The reviewers noted that user feedback included in the report appeared to be anecdotal rather than systematic and asked the researchers to demonstrate their systematic approach to collecting feedback from usability testing. The researchers responded that they completed systematic usability testing through other funding and reported on that in a published article. Therefore, they obtained only informal feedback from individual research teams for the current report.
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