Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Difference between 'pilot study' and 'pretesting' in research methodology

Most of the times these terms are used interchangeably. The International Development Research Centre Canada site mentions this difference between them:

A PRE-TEST usually refers to a small-scale trial of particular research components.
A PILOT STUDY is the process of carrying out a preliminary study, going through the entire research procedure with a small sample.


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