When attracting potential participants for a study, it is important to explain the expectations upfront. If expectations are clearly set at the start, a larger number of participants will be inclined to complete the study.
- Will there be one single session, or multiple smaller sessions? What is the duration of a session? If there are multiple sessions, what is the total duration? For instance, if the study requires three sessions, will these sessions occur over the course of a week, two weeks, or one month?
- How much flexibility is there in the timeframe for completion, once the participant is notified that the session can be started? Does each session need to be completed within an hour or a day?
Not only is it important to explain the time commitments ahead of the study, it is equally important to communicate any...