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, as well as the intended application, sample size, and study design. Important aspects of feasibility include:

Participant burden/acceptability

  1. Tolerance of the method
  2. Skills required to complete the measurement, such as literacy and numeracy
  3. Time required to complete the measurement
  4. Safety concerns, such as in the case of participants with health conditions
  5. Disability-related issues, such as cognitive and physical function

Researcher burden

  1. Skills required to perform the measurement
  2. Time required to perform the measurement
  3. Safety of operating any equipment
  4. Time required to process the data
  5. Expertise required to process the data


  1. Upfront costs (equipment, software etc.)
  2. Recruitment costs (flyers, letters, consent forms etc.)
  3. Participation incentives
  4. Travel costs
  5. Postage and packaging costs
  6. Data entry costs
  7. Data processing costs
  8. Data storage/archiving costs