April 20, 2017
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.
NCCIH Research Blog | NCCIH
Uses and Misuses of Pilot Studies
As a program director at NCCIH, I frequently talk with investigators about the process of intervention development and the importance of pilot studies in this process. NCCIH has developed a Framework for Developing and Testing Mind and Body Interventions for our investigators to follow.
When discussing this framework, I have found that many investigators have questions about the uses of pilot studies and often have misconceptions about them. In response, we have developed a Web page—Pilot Studies: Common Uses and Misuses―to offer further guidance.