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    Discuss the problems of trading off exploration and pilot testing under tight budgetary constraints. What are the immediate and long-term effects?

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    Trading Off Exploration and Pilot Testing: Immediate and Long-Term Effects

    What is exploratory research?
    An online source noted that exploratory research is defined as the initial research into a hypothetical or theoretical idea. This is where a researcher has an idea or has observed something and seeks to understand more about it. An exploratory research project is an attempt to lay the groundwork that will lead to future studies, or to determine if what is being observed might be explained by a currently existing theory. Most often, exploratory research lays the initial groundwork for future research.


    What is pilot testing?
    Another online source noted that pilot testing means finding out if in a survey, key informant ...

    Solution Summary

    In this solution, exploratory research and pilot testing are described briefly with the nature and purpose of each emphasized. The problems of trading off exploration and pilot testing under tight budgetary constraints are expanded on, as well as the immediate and long-term effects.