Using its proprietary Agora USA consumer insight community, Accelerant Research polled Americans about their plans for the big game.
When it comes to qualitative research recruiting, sweating the details is of paramount importance. That’s our takeaway as we look back on the wide variety of participants recruited by our team in 2020. Spanning B2C, B2B, and a wide variety of niche target populations, we are proud to tout a 99% show rate across all studies in 2020. What this means to our clients is that almost everyone we recruited showed up as scheduled.
And it is sweating the details that has helped us achieve this level of quality. What goes into our success is:
It’s a great time to be a qualitative research professional. With broadband and smartphone connectivity getting closer and closer to absolute ubiquity, and technology solutions rapidly emerging, the arsenal of weapons available to facilitate qualitative research online and via mobile devices is ever-expanding. However, getting these studies off the ground and finding qualified/capable participants is also becoming increasingly more complicated.
When it comes to launching an online qualitative research project, identifying your target audience and choosing your desired platform are the easy parts. However, if you don’t factor in the other logistical pitfalls that may come up during your study, a seemingly easy project can become a bit of a nightmare. Elements to consider during the setup and recruitment of your online qual study include:
As pioneers in online qualitative research, Accelerant Research is keenly aware of what factors will make for successful project setup and participant recruitment (i.e., we sweat the details). We invite you to request a cost estimate from us as a first step and experience the difference that we provide for yourself. Simply give us a call (704-206-8500) or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
According to Wikipedia, farm-to-table is a social movement which promotes serving local food at restaurants, preferably through direct acquisition from the producer. Moreover, farm-to-table often incorporates a form of food traceability (celebrated as "knowing where your food comes from") where the origin of the food is identified to consumers.
To achieve the highest quality in recruiting participants for market research studies, Accelerant Research has adopted a parallel program of farm-to-table in its recruiting practices. Doing so has proven to be the single most important ingredient in our success, resulting in continued growth in the amount of recruiting projects we are asked to provide for our clients.
For us, it begins with our nationwide panel of consumers, amassed through several years of rigorous vetting and pruning to cast out the “professional survey takers” and keep only those who are articulate and have substantive knowledge on a given subject of study. Those that we catch “cheating the system” by trying to game a screener, or otherwise attempt to deceive our recruiters are deleted from our database. Conversely, those that are genuine, who show up on time at designated sites, and truly participate, are recognized as “elite participants” that are used (after a timeout period) for special clients on special projects.
Another important ingredient in our farm-to-table recipe for qual recruiting include the meticulous scrutiny we bring to bear on our clients’ screeners. In the spirit of farm-to-table quality in our recruiting services, we carefully vet screeners to ensure they provide operational definitions of the target population members to be recruited. This way, clients get exactly what they ordered and
recruiting projects run smoothly without surprises
At Accelerant Research, our team of recruiters are well trained to be sensitive to these conditions of lying and faking, and require all potential participants to provide anecdotes and even artifacts (photos, etc.) to validate their usage of or experience with the study topic. We pay close attention to their “stories” and probe them to clarify or expand their answers. In the end, we provide quality recruits that are both qualified and articulate.
We invite you to request a cost estimate from us as a first step. Simply give us a call (704-206-8500) or send us an email (email@example.com). If we are granted the opportunity to work with you, we are confident that the quality of recruiting service you receive will be a marked improvement.