Last Updated: July 20, References. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. There are 8 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 3, times. Learn more If you have a plan for a larger scientific study, it's often a good idea to do a pilot study first.
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Are you working on a new research project? We know that you are excited to start, but before you dive in, make sure your study is feasible. You can determine the feasibility of your research design, with a pilot study before you start. You will use the results to guide the methodology of your large-scale investigation.
Logistical issues Use of data obtained References. It can reveal deficiencies in the design of a proposed experiment or procedure and these can then be addressed before animals, time and resources are expended on large scale studies. Animal experiments are not usually carried out in isolation, but are part of a programme of research.
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