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Pilot Study

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Definition

A small-scale, preliminary investigation carried out in order to provide workable estimates of Variances and correlations needed for power and sample size calculations for a future full-scale study. It is not intended to test the research hypotheses of interest but rather, may assess the financial feasibility of the future full-scale study.

External Links

Pilot Studies in Social Research: - http://sru.soc.surrey.ac.uk/SRU35.pdf