Final Research Report
This project's final research report is expected to be available by May 2023.
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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 applauded the high quality of this study report but requested that the researchers summarize some of the more technical details for a general clinical scientist. The researchers added non-technical summary tables to multiple technical chapters.
- The reviewers asked the researchers to explain some elements of their approach, such as use of time-to-event data as well as the use of the missing-at-random assumption. The researchers explained that their research was meant to solve problems created by error-prone time-to-event data. They also explained that they assumed the validation sample in their work was a probabilistic sample and therefore missing data could be expected to be missing at random.
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