What can we really expect to learn from a pilot study? Goldfeld discusses answers in a blog post

Keith Goldfeld, DrPH, MS, MPA

Keith Goldfeld, DrPH, MS, MPA, member of the IMPACT Collaboratory Design and Statistics Core Executive Committee wrote a blog post about the network and how it can help with pragmatic pilot studies to investigate promising interventions for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Goldfeld shares what we can expect to learn from a relatively small pilot study of a new intervention. The blog shares two articles addressing small pilot studies, and provides simulations  to see how a small pilot study could potentially lead to poor design decisions with respect to sample size. Read the full post on Goldfeld’s blog here.