Definitions for "PRE-TEST"
A test given to the SUBJECTS of a research study before the study begins. The pre-test provides data from which the effects of the TREATMENT may be measured.
A test administered to a student upon entry into a program. It is usually used for initial placement.
The initial fielding of a questionnaire or interview guide with just a handful of participants. The pre-test is used to test for flow and clarity, and to assure the instrument will gather the requisite information. Following a pre-test, the researcher recommends and makes any final modifications to the survey instrument or sample.
A group of techniques designed to check the value of the communication of an advertising message before it is aired or published.