Recruiting and Motivating Study Participants

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


This chapter provides tips on how to recruit and retain users for a study. When designing a user study, a lot of thought goes into choosing the variables, both dependent and independent, on top of the system design and development. An essential component that is sometimes overlooked until the last minute is the recruitment of participants for the study. Depending on where in the system’s development life cycle the study takes place, the type of users, the number of users and the sampling strategies will change.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information Systems and TechnologyClaremont Graduate UniversityClaremontUSA

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