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17 - Checking Feasibility and Finalising Your Plans

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 September 2019

Joanna M. Setchell
Affiliation:
Durham University
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Summary

Good research needs good planning. A detailed research plan helps you determine the feasibility of your study and anticipate the issues you will face. In this chapter, I cover logistics and practicalities, how we use pilot studies to test the feasibility of a project, making a timeline, assessing risk, and budgeting.

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Studying Primates
How to Design, Conduct and Report Primatological Research
, pp. 215 - 222
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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References

Center for Open Science (COS). https://cos.io/. Includes useful frequently asked questions about preregistration.
Nosek, BA, Ebersole, CR, DeHaven, AC, Mellor, DT. 2018. The preregistration revolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115: 26002606. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1708274114. A clear presentation of the differences between predictions and postdictions (post hoc theorising), the psychological biases which lead to mistake postdictions for predictions, and how preregistration avoids these problems. Also addresses common concerns with preregistration.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
O’Donnell, J. 2011. How to make a simple Gantt chart. https://theresearchwhisperer.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/gantt-chart/ [Accessed 9 January 2019]. Advice on project planning and on how to prepare a project timeline.
O’Donnell, J. 2014. How to make a simple research budget. https://theresearchwhisperer.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/simple-research-budget/ [Accessed 9 January 2019]. Advice on how to create a budget for a simple project.

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