Payments for Research Can Lead to Lies: Study

February 22, 2019

(U.S. News & World Report) – People who are paid to take part in research may be more likely to lie about their eligibility than those who aren’t paid, a new study finds. It included nearly 2,300 people who were surveyed on whether they’re received a recent flu shot. One group of participants was told that their eligibility to take part in the survey didn’t depend on whether or not they’d had a flu shot. This was the control group. But other groups were offered $5, $10 or $20 for taking part in the survey and were told they were eligible only if they had or had not received a recent flu shot.

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