Journal article

The Use of Web-Based Technologies in Health Research Participation: Qualitative Study of Consumer and Researcher Experiences (Preprint)

Patrick Cheong-Iao Pang, Shanton Chang, Karin Verspoor, Ornella Clavisi

JMIR Publications Inc.


BACKGROUND Health consumers are often targeted for their involvement in health research including randomized controlled trials, focus groups, interviews, and surveys. However, as reported by many studies, recruitment and engagement of consumers in academic research remains challenging. In addition, there is scarce literature describing what consumers look for and want to achieve by participating in research. OBJECTIVE Understanding and responding to the needs of consumers is crucial to the success of health research projects. In this study, we aim to understand consumers’ nee..

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