PARTICIPATING IN A RESEARCH STUDY
Contacted for a Research Study?
We believe the best way to figure out what people want is to ask them. If you choose to participate in one of our research studies, we will ask about your thoughts, opinions and preferences. We will never try to sell you something or ask for sensitive information like your bank account or social security number. Remember, survey participation is voluntary, so if you’re ever asked a question you’re not comfortable responding to or not able to answer, just say so. And if you do not wish to participate in the research, tell us and we will honor your request.
Scheduling an Interview
If you’ve been selected for a research study, please follow the details in your invitation email. If you were contacted for a telephone survey you can call WBA at 1-800-383-2324 to schedule. If you were contacted for an online study you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do Not Call Registry
We are market researchers, not telemarketers. The National Do Not Call Registry applies to telemarketing companies. Congress recognized that it is important for the entire public to be able to express their opinions and installed an exemption to the National Do Not Call Registry for research purposes. This means we might call you even if you have registered with the National Do Not Call Registry; however, if you tell us you do not wish to participate in the research, we will not call you again.
The Center for Student Opinion Research adheres strictly to the code of professional ethics of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). All data and information gathered from interviews with individual respondents is kept strictly confidential and only reported in the aggregate, combined with the responses from other respondents, so that each individual participant’s responses remain anonymous.
Contact information for participants is only used for research purposes and will not be sold, rented or given to any third-party organizations. Participants will not be contacted for any reason outside of the scope of the market research project and we will only retain the contact information through the completion of the project. We treat all respondent contact information as highly sensitive and confidential data secured behind multiple levels of protection.