Reaching ‘hard-to-reach’ participants

Grendele, Windy A. (2021) Reaching ‘hard-to-reach’ participants. New Vistas, 7 (1). pp. 18-23. ISSN 2056-9688

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The recruitment of participants is an important step which contributes to the success of any study involving human participants, but accessing and recruiting prospective participants can be a challenging task. Drawing on direct experience, this article describes the challenges faced and the strategies adopted in order to gain access and recruit members of a gated religious community as research participants. In all, it suggests that transparency in reporting recruitment methods could benefit the research community.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.36828/newvistas.114
Keywords: recruitment process, gated religious community, hard-to-reach participants
Subjects: Education > Higher education
Social sciences > Communication and culture
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Depositing User: Windy A. Grendele
Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 09:19
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:05


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