We were asked to recruit 25-30 respondents in Japan and 25-30 in Korea for a 21-day Online Bulletin Board (OBB). Respondents needed to be Android users, and explore new apps and games on their phone frequently. Our client was also interested in a mix of people who played games on their phone versus those who do not, as well as people who spend money on mobile apps and games versus non-spenders.
Before starting with the online activities, respondents were asked to take part in a 20-minute Zoom interview so the client could explain the research process and how to use the online bulletin board. The 21-day diary period started after this initial entry interview was completed. Every time the respondent naturally were going to log onto the app store, they had to screen record and talk freely about their journey on the store. At the end of the 21 days, respondents were asked to participate in another 20 minute online Zoom interview, where they talked about their experience of, and feedback on, the Google Play store.
FieldworkHub successfully recruited 67 respondents, exceeding the number of completes required by the client, despite the difficulty of finding respondents who could commit to this very lengthy project. FieldworkHub reminded respondents of their participation and kept them committed throughout the four weeks of the study.
We reached out to FieldworkHub after another firm told us they were not able to keep their commitment. Not only did Caroline respond to my email almost immediately, she picked up the phone and talked to me about my needs. Her team was super responsive and flexible, getting our work completed on time and budget. I highly recommend working with them and will absolutely be reaching out the next time I am conducting work in Europe.