Participate in a StudyWe are continuously looking for research participants who are willing to share their thoughts and opinions on different topics. If you are interested in participating in future research studies, where you can earn cash for your time, please click the link below to fill out a brief survey about yourself. The information we gather will help us best identify which research projects best suit you.
As research opportunities become available, someone from our team will contact you to check your availability.
If you are not a member of our Consumer Panel, but would like to be included in future research projects, click here to join.
If you are already a member of our Consumer Panel, and would like to update your existing information, click here to submit your changes.
Consumer Panel FAQ
- What is a Consumer Panel?
In a nutshell...a consumer panel is a list of consumers in a market whose buying behavior is believed to be representative of the entire market. Those who choose to join the consumer panel can be called upon to participate in research projects for which they match the desired qualifications.
- What kind of studies would I be participating in?
We conduct research studies both in Kentucky, and throughout the United States. These studies include (but are not limited to) focus groups, in-depth interviews, mail surveys, and telephone surveys. The incentive for those varies by project. We conduct mystery shops in and around central Kentucky as well.
- How will I be contacted?
After filling out our Consumer Panel survey on our website, your information will be included in our panelist database. We use this database in the majority of the research projects that we conduct. Generally, you can expect to be contacted about research studies you may be qualified for by email or telephone, depending on the contact information you provided.
- Will I be placed on a mailing list?
We do NOT use mass mailing, or mass emailing (SPAMMING) to try and contact you. You will not be placed on a mailing list. We may occasionally send you an email regarding a specific study, or to confirm your participation after you have qualified for a study.
- What do you do with my contact information?
Your personal information will NOT be disclosed to anyone outside of The Matrix Group without your permission.
- How do you decide who gets to participate?
Most of our research projects are very client-customer specific, but on occasion, we do recruit a more random sample of respondents for web surveys. We try to use a selective random sampling procedure to generate contact lists based on demographic criteria. Once contacted, we may ask you a few questions in order to see if you qualify for that particular study.
- Do I get paid to participate?
Participants in our group and individual sessions are compensated for their time. The incentive varies by project.
- What if I want to be removed from the panel?
Membership to our consumer panel is completely voluntary and at your discretion. Should you choose to remove yourself from our panel, simply let us know via email, phone, or fax, and we will remove your information immediately.