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Taking part in research using Microsoft Teams and Zoom

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How to take part in paid online research.

We understand that sometimes, the thought of using online software is a scary thought. After all, there are so many buttons and menus to click – not to mention the technical terminologies. It’s not enough to confuse most of us. Thankfully, you needn’t worry because Microsoft Teams and Zoom are online tools that are designed to simplify your video calls!

Like many research companies, Research Helper relies mostly on video calls to conduct your sessions. Although it can be daunting at first, the benefit of video sessions is that you can attend from the comfort of your home. All you need is a device that is able to go online (connect to the internet), so you’ll be pleased to know that the process isn’t as daunting as you may have thought.

This is because Zoom and Microsoft Teams don’t require you to necessarily sign up and go through an information-inputting process to join a video call. You can simply enter as a “guest” and take part. It is important to note, however, that signing up does provide better functionality for you, and depending on the research you may be advised to sign in. 

Fortunately, we here at Research Helper are more than happy to assist you with this. In addition, many researchers are open to offering a tech check, a quick 5-minute call to make sure your device is good to go before the session!

If you are ever selected to attend one of our paid sessions, you will most likely receive an invitation link that you will use to enter your video session. Once done, all you need to do is select the option to “leave” or “end” the session – all from the comfort of your home!

If you’re selected for research and require further assistance, our team are happy to help! We have in-detail user guides for each platform, so you can take part in paid research, no matter what your digital capabilities are.

Want to take part in paid research?

Sign up to become a Research Helper and we’ll send you information about upcoming paid research projects. You can also apply to take part in one of our current research projects.

Want to find out more? You can read about the other types of paid research we do.