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Table 1 Summary of reporting of indicators of research quality in research on CAM and the mass media*

From: A scoping review of research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and the mass media: Looking back, moving forward

Author, Year [refID] Indicators of Research Quality not Reported in Research Article
Adelman, 2003 [25] Excludes discussion of reliability in sampling and measurement
Bubela, 2006 [10] Excludes discussion of reliability in sampling and measurement
Ernst and Schmidt, 2004 [28] Excludes description of sampling procedure
  Excludes discussion of reliability in sampling and measurement
  Potential for bias as authors analyzing coverage of their own press release
Ernst and Weihmayr, 2000 [29] Excludes discussion of reliability in sampling and measurement
  Excludes definition of subjective outcomes
Koper, 2006 [33] Excludes description of sampling procedure
  Excludes discussion of reliability in sampling and measurement
  Excludes definition of subjective outcomes
Milazzo, 2006 [6] Excludes discussion of reliability in sampling and measurement
  Time period sampled cannot show variation in reporting throughout year
  Excludes definition of subjective outcomes
Miles, 1998 [34] Excludes description of approach to data analysis and verification
Reddy, 2000 [7] Excludes description of methodological approach, e.g., sampling, data analysis, data verification
  1. * following a broad assessment of standard quality criteria as adapted from Glasziou et al. [8], Creswell [41] and Morse & Richards [42].