Respondent works like this:

  • Participants opt-in to research studies they think are a good fit based on work experience, skills, and lifestyle.

  • Researchers review the responses and profiles of all Participants that opt-in and send invitations to those they think are perfect candidates for their project.

  • The selected Participants receive an invitation via email and SMS notification with participation instructions.

  • Did you know that actively accepting invitations and participating in research studies increases your chances of being selected for future projects?

At Respondent, we make it the Researcher's responsibility to decide whom they would like to invite to participate. Respondent never selects, screens, or disqualifies Participants.

However, there are some things you can do as a Participant to increase your chances of being selected.


1. Expand your profile

  • Make sure your contact, demographic and employment details are complete and accurate.

2. Boost your social validation

  • Add your LinkedIn account. It is the preferred social account for most Researchers reviewing your profile.

  • Add a detailed work history, any extra connections, and ensure your profile photo is up-to-date and looks professional.

  • If you only have your Facebook connected, make sure you have a clear image of your face! Your dogs might be cute, and an emoji or avatar might represent your personality, but neither may get asked to participate.

3. Stick with it

  • To be considered for selection in a research study, you must take the initial screener survey. Take screener surveys often. You've got to be in it to win it!

  • High-paying research projects are more popular than lower-paying research projects. Consider reducing the incentive and opt-in to some studies that fewer Respondents consider applying.


Finally, make sure there are no inconsistencies between the details on your Respondent profile and those on your LinkedIn/Facebook profile.

Any discrepancy in your job title, geographical location, industry, or employer is an immediate red flag for Researchers. Your honesty, accuracy, and transparency are what Researchers are looking for, so, double-check, then double-check again!

Above all, good luck and have fun!

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