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Methods selection decision aid

If you need to get more information about consumer views, this short quiz will help you. Please think about your communication challenge.

Use this decision aid to learn what are the best methods to answer your research question(s).

  • 1. Do you need to obtain results quickly (e.g. within two weeks)?

     
  • 2. Do you want to study an issue that might cause some worry, distress or discomfort for participants?

     
  • 3. Do you need a sample that includes people with specific characteristics (e.g. expertise, age, clinical condition, gender, etc.)?

     
  • 4. Do you want to use a representative sample in order to generalise the conclusions to the population of interest?

     
  • 5. What is your main goal?