For my own projects and for Key Opinion Leader (KOL) research, I've recruited and screened participants myself. For non-KOL market research, I've worked with vendors who provide their own panels.
Message Testing for a Rare Cancer Treatment
A pharmaceutical company wanted to compare messages about a potential new cancer treatment
Face-to-face and telephone interviews, using screenshare programs to display and rate messages
Recruitment for over 50 oncologists with subquotas for particular specialties, plus high-touch recruitment for Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)
For Key Opinion Leaders, I helped identify potential candidates globally, then contacted a subset individually to maximize personal and attentive touch.
For all other respondents, I worked closely with a vendor to ensure they were screened appropriately, scheduled carefully, and prepared for each interview.
Composing sensitive personal correspondence with KOLs
Field management / vendor correspondence
Studying Social Reading in Different Contexts
We're shaped by what we read - and almost as much by who we read it with. Are there differences between reading the same kind of book in a non-religious setting and reading it in a religious setting?
Compared book groups organized through churches and synagogues to book groups organized through non-religious institutions, by participating in seven book groups over nine months and interviewing over 50 members
Designed and carried out all research
Identified candidates, contacted groups, and recruited individuals for interviews
Secured funding from the Fichter Research Grant at the Association for the Sociology of Religion
Reported findings in my dissertation; defended and presented research at conferences.
Recruiting participants (groups and individuals)
Interviewing / Ethnography
Writing / Presenting (long form and short articles)