pilot study


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pilot study

n
a small-scale experiment or set of observations undertaken to decide how and whether to launch a full-scale project
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pilot study

nstudio m pilota inv
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Staff at Shopacheck, in Bordesley Green, were already facing an uncertain Christmas and New Year after being sent on paid gardening leave during a pilot study into new technology.
The pilot study, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, will include evidence from Barry residents who were forced out of their homes by the floods on July 20.
A three-city pilot study reported this month used urinary biomarkers to better characterize a number of exposures in young girls [EHP 115:116-121; Wolff et al.].
Although Gelber noted that this trial was just a pilot study, he predicts that moxifloxacin will become a regular part of drug combinations for the disease.
The National Center for Education Statistics recently conducted a pilot study of charter schools.
With its earlier Phase I SBIR grant, Javelin conducted a successful pilot study of intranasal ketamine to control breakthrough pain in 20 patients.
Quetiapine was at least as effective as divalproex in alleviating manic symptoms in adolescents in a randomized, double-blind pilot study, wrote Dr.
This pilot study investigated the administration of 200 mg oral mifepristone with 800 meg of vaginal misoprostol inserted at the same time.
Also, in a pilot study by Ball, Shapiro, Monheim, and Weydert, children's recurrent abdominal pain was reduced 67 percent following the use of guided imagery (2003).
A pilot study into whether women can have safe medical abortions at home was a success, reports suggest.
A pilot study was conducted to gain some insights on the impact of feedback on student learning.
The agency's National Research Program is already partway through a pilot study measuring reporting compliance among partnerships and S corporations.