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How one small text change in a study document can impact recruitment rates and follow-up completions

Godinho, Alexandra; Schell, Christina; Cunningham, John


Background: The validity and reliability of longitudinal research is highly dependent on the recruitment and retention of representative samples. Various strategies have been developed and tested for improving recruitment and follow-up rates into health-behavioural research, but few have examined the role of linguistic choices and study document readability on participation rates. This study examined the impact of one small text change, assigning an inappropriate or grade-8 reading level...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Internet Interventions
DOI: 10.1016/j.invent.2019.100284
Access Rights: Open Access


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