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Do health care institutions value research? A mixed methods study of barriers and facilitators to methodological rigor in pediatric randomized trials

Michele P Hamm16*, Shannon D Scott23, Terry P Klassen4, David Moher5 and Lisa Hartling1

Author Affiliations

1 Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2 Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

3 Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

4 Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

5 Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada

6 Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, ECHA 4-482B, 11405-87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5G 1C9, Canada

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BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:158  doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-158

Published: 18 October 2012

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a: Demographics of survey population – original sample. b: Demographics of survey population – MICYRN sample.

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Survey results.

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