Pilot Project

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pilot project is a small scale preliminary study that you conduct in order to evaluate the feasibility, time, cost and statistical variability in an attempt to predict an appropriate sample size and improve upon the study design prior to performance of your full-scale final research project, your Graduate Trainer Final Project.

Course level: Advanced. You may need to refresh your Measuring Behavior course.

Content of the course

You design and write you final project under the supervision of your tutor.

The project is a natural sciences project. It must include in this order:
1. An abstract in English (max one standard page).
2. A foreword (short with general and relevant information, acknowledgements, etc.–max one standard page).
3. Study objectives (this is the introduction).
4. Study methods.
5. Method for data collection.
6. Analysis of the data.
7. Interpretation of results.
8. References (In academic literature, a reference is a previously published written work, which has been used as a source for theory or claims referred to which are used in the text. References contain complete bibliographic information so the interested reader can find them in a library. You can add references either at the end of the publication or as footnotes).
9. Attachments (if necessary).

Lessons

Pilot Project

Length: 30 minutesAuthor: Roger AbrantesComplexity: Hard

A pilot project is a small scale preliminary study that you conduct in order to evaluate the feasibility, time, cost and statistical variability in an attempt to improve upon the study design prior to performance of your full-scale final research project.