Honoraria for remote usability study participants from multiple countries

15 Oct 2009 - 11:48am
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Scott Weidman
2009

I'm wondering how others offer compensation in remote usability
studies where participants are drawn from multiple countries. I've
been looking into PayPal, and we've used Amazon in the past but I'd
prefer not to tie people to a particular vendor/site.

Thoughts?

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15 Oct 2009 - 3:24pm
Dana Chisnell
2008

On Oct 15, 2009, at 9:48 AM, Scott Weidman wrote:

> I'm wondering how others offer compensation in remote usability
> studies where participants are drawn from multiple countries. I've
> been looking into PayPal, and we've used Amazon in the past but I'd
> prefer not to tie people to a particular vendor/site.
>
> Thoughts?

Scott,

This very same thing has come up on another list I'm on. Here are
some thoughts about it:

Amounts vary by country.

Cash is best, but could be $25 USD in India for the same work and
amount of time as someone would get $100 for in the US or 75 pounds
for in the UK.

Someone suggested using https://www.obopay.com . I haven't done this,
myself.

Dana

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16 Oct 2009 - 3:50pm
Scott Weidman
2009

Thanks, Dana. I'll look into obopay.

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19 Oct 2009 - 3:08pm
Tony Tulathimutte
2008

We like to offer the standard rate (equivalent to $75), but may
increase or decrease depending on the response rate we get. Amazon
often does just as well as cash in Western countries, but we've
found Indian users eager to take Amazon UK certificates because they
wanted to use them buy books they couldn't buy locally. Generally
for international incentives, however, we'll either wire money to
the participants via Western Union, or if we're recruiting
participants through an agency, we'll have the agency handle the
honorarium.

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