Some tips that may not be on text books, but may be usefull.

1. Keep a waiting list of participants instead of rejecting them when you have more participants than needed. Some of participants might not show up in the studies.

2. Leave a break between studies. Some participants might stay longer and you need a break to keep yourself energetic.

3. Native speakers are more likely to give better quotes in qualititave studies. (not racism smile )

4. Prepare bottle water if you need to interview them.

5. youcanbook.me can be useful for scheduling participants (set .

6. BB Flashback Express (http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBack_FreePlayer.aspx) is a good, free screen recorder for windows that can capture video from the screen and a webcam at the same time.

7. Prepare a checklist of what needs to happen in the study session, to avoid missing anything important.

8. If you want the participant to take a break from a task, you can give them a questionnaire to fill out in the middle of your experiment, instead of at the end.

Topic revision: r2 - 2014-01-31 - WilliamSaunders
 
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