Implementing Ethnobiological Research: Pretests, Quality Control, and Protocol Reviews
In this chapter, we present the importance of pretests and pilot studies to identify practical problems in relation to data collection instruments. We also present recommendations for writing and structuring research instruments, as well as ways to test and revise them to ensure their validity and reliability. These stages cannot be neglected and must precede the beginning of the research to ensure that the information that will be obtained can reliably measure the phenomenon studied.
Key wordsValidity Reliability Cognitive interview
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