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Improving Participant Engagement

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Many researchers worry about:

  • Finding engaged participants

  • Participants not being in a controlled environment

  • Whether participants are paying attention

In other words, getting high-quality data out the other end of their study. In this webinar, Andrew Gordon from Prolific will present the techniques Prolific uses to maintain a pool of engaged participants, and Jo Evershed from Gorilla will be discussing the checks you can build into your tasks to filter out disengaged participants. Together, these elements deliver you high-quality data.

Expert Panel

Andrew Gordon

Research Consultant, Prolific

Andrew Gordon, PhD, is Prolific’s Research Consultant. Dr Gordon completed a BSc in Psychology at Roehampton University, followed by an MSc in Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol, and a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience also at the University of Bristol examining the neural underpinning of reliance on misinformation. Before working for Prolific he spent two years as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Davis, working on creating new behavioural and functional imaging paradigms for assessing cognitive control in children with ASD. At Prolific he works directly with researchers to make sure that they get the most out of Prolific and supports them at each stage of the research process.

Jo Evershed

CEO & Co-founder, Gorilla Experiment Builder

Jo Evershed holds a BSc in Psychology from UCL and a BSc in Combined Studies (Economics and Business) from Oxford Brookes and was an Innovate UK Women in Innovation Award Winner.

Her mission is to provide behavioural scientists with the tools needed to improve the scale and impact of the evidence-based interventions that benefit society.