a preemptive research project modeled to assess and change procedure in readying for a subsequent and more complex research project. Pilot studies are modeled to reveal data about the viability and, to a lesser degree, the potential results of a proposed experiment.

PILOT STUDY: "The pilot study displayed promising results."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PILOT STUDY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pilot-study/ (accessed September 27, 2021).