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A tutorial on pilot studies: the what, why and how

  • Lehana Thabane1, 2Email author,
  • Jinhui Ma1, 2,
  • Rong Chu1, 2,
  • Ji Cheng1, 2,
  • Afisi Ismaila1, 3,
  • Lorena P Rios1, 2,
  • Reid Robson3,
  • Marroon Thabane1, 4,
  • Lora Giangregorio5 and
  • Charles H Goldsmith1, 2
BMC Medical Research Methodology201010:1

https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-10-1

Received: 9 August 2009

Accepted: 6 January 2010

Published: 6 January 2010

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Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting info@biomedcentral.com.

Original Submission
9 Aug 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
30 Aug 2009 Author responded Author comments - Lehana Thabane
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Aug 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Sep 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Edwin van Teijlingen
17 Sep 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michael Campbell
25 Sep 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - George Borm
14 Nov 2009 Author responded Author comments - Lehana Thabane
Resubmission - Version 3
14 Nov 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 3
1 Dec 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - George Borm
27 Dec 2009 Author responded Author comments - Lehana Thabane
Resubmission - Version 4
27 Dec 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
6 Jan 2010 Editorially accepted
6 Jan 2010 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-10-1

How does Open Peer Review work?

Open peer review is a system where authors know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers know who the authors are. If the manuscript is accepted, the named reviewer reports are published alongside the article. Pre-publication versions of the article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting info@biomedcentral.com. All previous versions of the manuscript and all author responses to the reviewers are also available.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University
(2)
Biostatistics Unit, St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
(3)
Department of Medical Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
(4)
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University
(5)
Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

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