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BMC Medical Research Methodology

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Quantifying errors without random sampling

BMC Medical Research Methodology20033:9

Received: 16 July 2002

Accepted: 12 June 2003

Published: 12 June 2003

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Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting

Original Submission
16 Jul 2002 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Aug 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Stephen Cole
24 Oct 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Charles Poole
25 Jan 2003 Author responded Author comments - Carl Phillips
Resubmission - Version 2
25 Jan 2003 Submitted Manuscript version 2
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
3 Feb 2003 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Stephen Cole
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
12 Jun 2003 Editorially accepted
12 Jun 2003 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-3-9

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

Management and Policy Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health and Center for Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine, University of Texas Medical School Houston
University of Minnesota School of Public Health