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Internet trials: participant experiences and perspectives

  • Erin Mathieu1Email author,
  • Alexandra Barratt2,
  • Stacy M Carter3 and
  • Gro Jamtvedt4
BMC Medical Research Methodology201212:162

Received: 15 August 2012

Accepted: 19 October 2012

Published: 23 October 2012

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Original Submission
15 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Janie Busby Grant
11 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sinead Brophy
15 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Erin Mathieu
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Oct 2012 Editorially accepted
23 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-12-162

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney
School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine, University of Sydney
The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services