exploratory survey

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Noun1.exploratory survey - exploring in order to gain informationexploratory survey - exploring in order to gain information; "scouting in enemy territory is very dangerous"
reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission - the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy); "an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission"
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Methods: A cross-sectional exploratory survey of nurses (n = 50) working at Central Park Teaching Hospital (CPTH)was conducted between March-May 2017, using a comprehensive questionnaire assessing their knowledge, compliance and attitude toward SPs as well as availability and accessibility of safety equipment.
Muscat, Sept 14 (ONA) The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, represented by the Directorate General of Fish Researches is currently implementing an exploratory survey on the shell resources in the Sultanate's coastal waters.
The generation and gender shifts in medicine: an exploratory survey on internal medicine physicians.
Recently, BRComms conducted a short exploratory survey to assess the regional communications professionals' preferential use of digital media over print media.
This article reports on a recent exploratory survey of architects, the purpose of which is to shed more light on what they see as the primary demand drivers for visual wood products in nonresidential applications throughout North America.
Limitations of the study include use of a newly developed survey, exploratory survey design, small sample size, self-selection recruitment, and limited generalizability.
Diners desire green restaurants and are willing to pay for them, according to an exploratory survey in Columbus, OH.
In order to explore the entrepreneurial potential of prospective child care givers, an exploratory survey was conducted to survey 68 senior students of a department of child care in a public university/college of technology.
The exploratory survey, a result of months of work surveying hundreds of British Arabs across the UK, is the first time British Arabs have been asked about their identity, their political beliefs and preferred political parties, and their feelings towards the British Arab community.
But just a little digging by Moynihan demonstrates that the 43 percent statistic, widely used by pharmaceutical reps and echoed in major media articles, is not based on solid research at all, but an exploratory survey of only 1,500 women who were asked to answer 'yes' or 'no' to whether they had ever experienced any of 7 problems, such as lack of desire or difficulties with lubrication, for more than a 2 month period.