You Never Write, You Never Call

In 2019 there were 18,943 of you who participated in online, telephone, or in-person studies with Reckner. Thank you for being an active member of Reckner’s esteemed Healthcare Panel.

Doctor On Phone Shocked Stock Photos- Pictures - Royalty-Free Images - iStock 1-27-2020 5-07-05 PMSome of you may be thinking, “Well, I would have participated if I had received an email or call.” And we believe you!

Here are some common reasons why you may not be receiving invitations or as many as you would like, and some things you can do to increase your chances.

  1. Whitelist: On your end, be sure you have whitelisted (safe senders list) research@reckner.com and reckner.com since that is the domain from which we send study invitations. We don’t want to end up caught in your spam filter.

  2. Update contact information: We use email, telephone, and occasionally snail mail to recruit for studies. If you have any changes to your email, phone number, or address, please send that along to research@reckner.com.

  3. If the telephone number you gave us is an office number, be sure those answering the phone know to pass a call from Reckner on to you. For online surveys, you will likely receive an email. For phone or in-person interviews, we will likely call you.

  4.  Some specialties are more in demand than others. Please note that if there are no surveys available for your area of specialty, you will not be contacted. Be patient and eventually, you will receive an invitation.

Face to Face: the Rewards of In-Person Interviews

A small but growing portion of Reckner’s research work takes the form of in-person interviews. Generally, you would be invited to meet with a researcher at a centrally located facility and discuss a specific topic, typically for an hour.

The honoraria for in-person interviews are higher than other types of research to compensate for the additional time it takes to travel to and from a facility.

Our panelists who participate in these types of interviews enjoy the personal nature of them and the fact that there’s more opportunity for them to elaborate on a topic, sharing in detail their specific expertise. The interviewers are well-versed on the topics and the conversations can be quite engaging.

If you are specifically interested in signing up for in-person interviews, please email bandrachick@reckner.com.

These types of interviews can occur anywhere, but we are currently focusing on Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Atlanta.