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The first choice has the correct placement of peer review. The purpose of peer review is to keep the researcher in check through provision of ideas from an "external view point" before the research is formalised or presented to its final form. Therefore peer review should come after the research is completed to gauge the overall direction and correct any errors unnoticed by the researcher before presentation to the national meeting.
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Oct 5th, 2015
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