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DAPA Measurement Toolkit

 

Feasibility

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Feasibility refers to all the practical aspects of a measurement method. These practical considerations must be viewed alongside the reliability and validity of the method, plus the intended application, sample size and study design. Aspects of feasibility which are important include:

Participant burden/acceptability

  • Tolerance of the method
  • Skills required to complete the measurement, such as literacy and numeracy
  • Time required to complete the measurement
  • Safety concern, such as in the case of participants with health conditions
  • Disability related issues such as cognitive and physical function

Researcher burden

  • Skills required to perform the measurement
  • Time required to perform the measurement
  • Safety of operating any equipment
  • Time required to process the data
  • Expertise required to process the data

Costs

  • Upfront costs (equipment, software etc.)
  • Recruitment costs (flyers, letters, consent forms etc.)
  • Participation incentives
  • Travel costs
  • Postage and packaging costs
  • Data entry costs
  • Data processing costs
  • Data storage / archiving costs