Sherry, one of our nearly 1000 StudyResponse incentive winners.
Sherry won a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com and you can see the
books she purchased with her gift certificate. Sherry has given us
special permission to use her photograph on this site. The
StudyResponse project keeps all participant information
StudyResponse studies offer at least one random-draw incentive for participation and
many studies have more than one incentive. Most incentives
range between $50 and $250, and most are gift certificates for
merchandise at online vendors such as Amazon.com. International
participants may choose to receive gift certificates from Amazon.uk, Amazon,de,
Amazon.fr or another international Amazon site. Incentives are
funded by the academic researchers who use StudyResponse for
their research, but are administered by the StudyResponse project at
Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Selection of winning research participants is based on a seeded random number selection
among all respondents who elected to participate in a study
within one week of the final recruitment message. No purchase
is ever necessary for participation in any random draw conducted by
StudyResponse has been awarding study incentives to research
participants since January 2004. In the beginning we awarded only a few
incentives a month. Now we routinely award twenty or more prizes each
month. In July 2006, we awarded 38 prizes in the range of $50 to
$144 and a total value of $2133. As of the end of 2006 we have awarded
nearly 1000 incentives with
an accumulated value in excess of $53,000. We
now have winners from almost every U.S. state plus
the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Estonia, Kuala Lumpur, India,
Philippines, and New Zealand.
incentives are mainly awarded on the basis of a random draw, there is no
way for us to guarantee that every StudyResponse panelist will be
selected to receive an incentive. There are a few things you can do,
however, to make sure that you maximize your chances of being a winner:
your email account at least once a week. Studies are typically
administered in one week increments, and if you don't check your
email every week you may miss an opportunity to respond to a study.
like to procrastinate (and who doesn't?), make a careful note of
whether a study will provide a reminder. Some studies do, in which
case you'll have another chance to respond in one week. Other
studies have no reminder, and will close after a week. Our email
invitation message to you always spells this out.
receive an invitation from us to take a brief survey assessing your
eligibility for a future study, take it! Even if you are not
eligible for the future study, you may obtain an incentive from one
of these eligibility assessments.
research ethics agreements ensure that you are never obligated to
participate in a study. If, however, you receive many invitations
from us to participate and you never respond to any of them, it is
likely that our system will decide that your email address is dead
or that our messages to you are ending up in the junk mail box.
decide to respond to a study, do so to the best of your abilities.
Too much missing data in a survey makes your response unusable to
the researchers. Researchers also have sophisticated ways of
detecting junk data. If your responses to a survey are bogus or you
leave large parts of the survey blank, your participation in the
study will be wasted.
a small sample of recent winners:
Gift Certificate: Janie B. (Canada)
$35 Amazon Gift Certificate: Brad B. (IN)
$35 Amazon Gift Certificate: Stacy P. (OH)
$40 Amazon Gift Certificate: Cindy W. (WA)
$45 Amazon Gift Certificate: Aaron U. (WI)
$45 Amazon Gift Certificate: John G. (IL)
$45 Amazon Gift Certificate: Marsha K. (Canada)
$45 Amazon Gift Certificate: Kate D. (Canada)
$45 Amazon Gift Certificate: Chhann H. (GA)
$50 Amazon Gift Certificate: Allan S. (NB)
$60 Amazon Gift Certificate: Roberta C. (NY)
$90 Amazon Gift Certificate: Kathryn K. (Canada)
$53 Amazon Gift Certificate: Wes G. (Phillipines)
$53 Amazon Gift Certificate: Diego B. (VA)
$53 Amazon Gift Certificate: Kristin G. (Canada)