# How do you evaluate a pilot project?

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## How do you evaluate a pilot project?

Best Practices for Evaluating Pilot Training Programs

1. Define the objectives of the pilot program evaluation (e.g., confirm program meets objectives, sufficient and relevant activities are included)
2. Determine how you will gather data to evaluate the program (e.g., surveys, interviews with participants, observation in the classroom)

## How many respondents do you need for the pilot test?

The rule of thumb is to test the survey on at least 12 to 50 people prior to pilot testing or full-scale adminis- tration (Sheatsley 1983; Sudman 1983). This is a cost-, energy-, and time-efficient number of people—a large enough number that many will note the same problems with the sur- vey questions.

What is System random sampling?

Systematic random sampling is the random sampling method that requires selecting samples based on a system of intervals in a numbered population. For example, Lucas can give a survey to every fourth customer that comes in to the movie theater.

Is random sampling expensive?

Researchers use simple random sampling because the data collection methods used for this process are fast and easy to implement. Random samples tend to be more expensive than other research methods because you must have one-on-one interactions with the people involved.

### What are sample characteristics?

To identify characteristics of a sample in your survey, there are many factors to consider of your samples. The first four characteristics you need to focus on are gender, age, income level, and education level. All four of these characteristics must be proportional to that of the population.

### Why is the sample size important?

What is sample size and why is it important? Sample size refers to the number of participants or observations included in a study. The size of a sample influences two statistical properties: 1) the precision of our estimates and 2) the power of the study to draw conclusions.