RTC/OM HCBS Measurement Education Modules

Recruitment Response Rate- Attempted vs. Actual Sample

The response rate can be defined as the number of people you attempt to recruit who actually participate.

  • The representativeness of your sample is impacted greatly by your response rate.
    • It is important for the developed sample to reflect the diversity of the population you serve.
  • Recruitment strategies should be carefully planned to maximize response rates.
  • Generally, it is advisable to attempt for a response rate higher than 50%.