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Finding Participants2:38 with Hope Armstrong
How to use social media to connect with participants for your screening survey.
Example social media post:
I am looking for people who love #dance to participate in a short interview. Fill out this survey to see if you qualify: https://forms.gle/ZF52GhXJum6Rgb7V7 #dancer #dancing #dancelife
Keyword Planning Tools:
Now that you have a solid screener, 0:01 it's time to start thinking about finding people who will take it. 0:03 Industry standards recommend having at least five participants in your study 0:07 to gather enough data to make accurate decisions. 0:11 To find people who meet the criteria for 0:15 my imaginary dancing app, it would make sense to look for them where they linger. 0:17 In the real world, we would find them in dance school, clubs, 0:22 shows, contest, and so on. 0:26 Online, we'll find them on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 0:29 They'll hangout in groups and communities, they'll like and favorite popular dancers, 0:35 schools, academies, top dance groups, and related TV shows. 0:40 You have the option to go to places where you might find these participants in 0:46 person to ask the screener questions or find them online using keywords. 0:49 To find these online hubs of interest you need to learn the language and 0:55 jargon of your audience and identify keywords that will help you find social 1:00 media groups, communities, and pages of interest to beginners. 1:04 A great way to identify relevant keywords is by using keyword planner. 1:09 Check out the teacher's notes below for a link to some websites for 1:14 finding those keywords. 1:17 Start with the overall topic like shopping and 1:19 see what keywords and hashtags are popular. 1:23 Each time you find a keyword that you're interested in, write it down. 1:26 Identifying keywords is relatively easy. 1:31 Just think of some related words, or synonyms, or 1:34 even find a thesaurus to find keywords. 1:37 If you haven't already, try all these steps with your clothing store topic. 1:40 Then use the keywords to post your survey in appropriate places. 1:45 For example, I searched dance, and the popular hashtags I chose were 1:50 #dance, dancer, dancing, and dance life. 1:55 Using these hashtags, my post for 2:00 participants to fill out my screener may look like this. 2:03 I'm looking for people who love #dance to participate in a short interview. 2:07 Fill out this survey to see if you qualify. 2:13 Then I'd insert the link with these hashtags, #dancer, 2:16 #dancer, and #dancelife. 2:20 Once you start to receive responses, 2:25 review them to see who matches your criteria. 2:27 Reach out to those who do, these will be your research participants. 2:31 Great work and keep it up. 2:35
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