What is a Pilot Study? - Definition & Example


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What is the name of a research study conducted before the intended study?

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1. What types of issues do pilot studies attempt to reduce?

2. Which of the following reasons is NOT a reason to employ a pilot study?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pilot studies may be useful in conducting social or scientific experiments. This quiz will help outline your understanding of the benefits, limits, and definition of a pilot study.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your understanding of pilot study's:

  • Definition
  • Limits
  • Benefits

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important reasons for conducting or avoiding pilot studies
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine pilot studies in definition and examples
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding pilot studies and when to use them

Additional Learning

More information about pilot studies is available in the lesson titled What is a Pilot Study? - Definition & Example. This lesson goes more in-depth regarding pilot studies including:

  • What they are
  • When to use them
  • When to not use them
  • Their limitations