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ERIC Number: ED076382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 16
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The Effects of Reward in Large-Scale Data Gathering.
Gullickson, Arlen R.
The purpose was to test the effectiveness of a $5.00 incentive on the rate of return of mail questionnaires sent to 353 schools in the United States. The effects of the geographical region and the size of the city in which the sampled schools were located, and the school type (junior high vs. senior high) also were studied. Results showed that a $5.00 incentive did not produce actual participation from a greater percent of the sample than would be obtained if no incentive were offered, that neither the type of school nor size of city caused a differential participation rate, and that the percent of schools participating in the evaluation and providing incomplete responses varied across geographical regions. Greater actual participation once an agreement to participate had been obtained was found for schools offered the $5.00 incentive than for those offered no incentive, but the actual gain in data was not large. (DT)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1973