Inadequate Description of Sample

Examples from Reviewers' Comments

"You need to address the generalizability of findings in light of the higher vaccination rates in your sample compared to national averages"

"You need to give some sense of who was eligible for the study and how many responded to recruitment.  This helps to give a better picture of who the participants were."

"I would like to have some language reassuring me that potential biases were considered when developing the sampling strategy."

"Why did your literature search start in 1989?  What is the rationale for the methods choices made?" (Note this was a content analysis of the medical literature.)

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