Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills

1,628

Published on

Nearly half of the adult population in the U.S. have low literacy skills. Including these participants in usability studies is important, but they are notoriously hard to recruit. Learn strategies for …

Nearly half of the adult population in the U.S. have low literacy skills. Including these participants in usability studies is important, but they are notoriously hard to recruit. Learn strategies for recruiting participants with poor reading skills and methods for estimating their reading level.

Published in: Technology, Education
1 Comment
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,628
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
18
Comments
1
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Recruiting Participants with Low Literacy Skills Angela Colter (@angelacolter) UPA 2010 Munich
  • 2. In the United States 44 % % of adults have low literacy skills 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
  • 3. Rate of adults with low literacy skills Sweden 25% Netherlands 36% Germany 42% Australia 44% Switzerland 47% United Kingdom 50% Ireland 57% Hungary 67% Portugal 80% 1998 International Adult Literacy Survey (OECD)
  • 4. People with low literacy skills likely: • are older • have less education • work low-paying jobs • are ashamed of their poor reading skills • hide their reading difficulties from others
  • 5. Reading, like typing, is a skill
  • 6. Do you have low literacy skills? Sorry, you can’t ask that
  • 7. Recruiting Process ➊ ➋ ➌ FIND SCREEN CONFIRM
  • 8. NEVER tell participants you’re looking for people with low literacy skills
  • 9. FIND
  • 10. Where to start looking • Adult education programs • Friends of qualified participants • Public health clinics • Ex-offender email lists Photo © 2008 Traci Paris
  • 11. Adult Basic Education ≠ Adult Literacy 7th grade & above 6th grade & below Groups One-on-one Associated with Free-standing public schools/ volunteer community colleges May have to go No IRB through school’s institutional review board
  • 12. Working with adult education • Find a program on proliteracy.org • Build relationships • Be respectful • Pay participants • Pay the literacy program
  • 13. SCREEN
  • 14. How confident are you filling out medical forms by yourself? Extremely Quite a lot Somewhat A little bit Predicts low literacy 83% of the time Not at all Wallace L, Rogers E, et al Screening items to identify patients with limited health literacy skills Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2006; 21: 874-877
  • 15. CONFIRM
  • 16. REALM Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine • Word recognition test fat flu fatigue pelvic allergic menstrual • Quick and easy to administer pill dose jaundice infection testicle colitis • Participant says each word out eye stress exercise behavior emergency medication loud. Scored on number smear prescription occupation pronounced correctly nerves germs notify gallbladder sexually alcoholism 61-66: not low lit meals calories irritation disease depression constipation 45-60: grade 7-8 cancer miscarriage gonorrhea 19-44: grade 4-6 caffeine pregnancy inflammatory 0-18: grade 3 or below attack arthritis diabetes kidney nutrition hepatitis • Doesn’t matter if they know hormones menopause antibiotics the word’s meaning herpes appendix diagnosis seizure abnormal potassium bowel syphilis anemia asthma hemorrhoids obesity Davis T, Long S, et al rectal nausea osteoporosis Rapid estimate of adult literacy in medicine: a shortened screening instrument Fam Med. 1993; 25: 391-395 incest directed impetigo
  • 17. Two incentives • One to qualify ($25) • One to participate ($25 + $75)
  • 18. To sum up: • Recruit from sources likely to include low lit users • Screen for low lit characteristics • Confirm literacy level in person • Pay separate incentives for confirmation and participation
  • 19. Q&A Angela Colter angelacolter.com/lowliteracy acolter@gmail.com

Ă—