.Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com
This humorous Don Mayne cartoon shows why you should always carefully select and train the person who will be conducting your first contact or recruitment. Do they have faith in the research team, the matter under review and the project design? Do they have any unanswered questions? Is their approach intimidating or likely to unnerve potential participants? If any of these statements apply, they may not be the best person to be the first impression potential participants form of your research.