Defining Feasibility and Pilot Studies in Preparation for Randomised Controlled Trials: Development of a Conceptual Framework.

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We describe a framework for defining pilot and feasibility studies focusing on studies conducted in preparation for a randomised controlled trial. To develop the framework, we undertook a Delphi survey; ran an open meeting at a trial methodology conference; conducted a review of definitions outside the health research context; consulted experts at an… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150205

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@article{Eldridge2016DefiningFA, title={Defining Feasibility and Pilot Studies in Preparation for Randomised Controlled Trials: Development of a Conceptual Framework.}, author={S. Eldridge and Gillian A. Lancaster and Michael J. Campbell and Lehana Thabane and Sally Hopewell and Claire L. Coleman and Christine M. Bond}, journal={PloS one}, year={2016}, volume={11 3}, pages={e0150205} }