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Delay between recruitment and participation impacts on preinclusion attrition

Walsh, Erin; Brinker, Jay K.


Despite being a common aspect of psychological research, the impact of delay between recruitment and active participation on dropout rates has received little research attention. This is probably due to the intuitive sense that longer delays will increase the dropout rate. Preinclusion attrition diminishes sample sizes and may threaten data representativeness. One hundred and two university undergraduates were recruited to participate in a short, one-off study via Short Message Service (SMS)....[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-02-17
Type: Journal article
Source: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1008019
Access Rights: Open Access


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