To begin, we submitted a systematic methodology proposal for the coalition’s consideration that focused on analysing randomised clinical trials (RCTs), medical guidelines, and health policy. Even though the methodology received little feedback, when research commenced, a review of RCTs that overlapped with our research had been published.
Since our research was intended to provide a broader perspective, we advised shifting to analysing peer-reviewed literature reviews instead of findings from individual RCTs.
Our agency’s client and the coalition had few amends for both the original and revised methodologies and zero amends on the tabulated data and narrative executive summary. Marked-up reference packs for both the tabulated data and summary were also provided.
After submitting the deliverables, our client phoned us to let us know that this was exactly what they wanted to see and asked for a quote to widen the scope of the project.