Recruiting participants for adult social care studies: challenges and mitigating strategies

Cyhlarova E, Clark M, Knapp M


Challenges are often encountered in recruiting participants into adult social care research studies, while strategies to overcome them are not widely understood or shared.

This methods review aimed to describe the challenges in recruiting organisations and individuals for adult social care research and identify possible strategies to address them.

In semi-structured interviews, 17 senior researchers in the social care field were asked about their experiences of recruitment of research participants.

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