Participant Pre – Screen Query

If possible, I would like to ask a question on participant pre-screen on Prolific. For context, I am looking at participants who are Malaysians, and currently working either in micro, or small & medium sized enterprises. Upon using the pre-screen option, it only yields 9 participants who meet the above criteria.

However, is it right for me to assume that some participants who are Malaysian, did not answer the pre – screen question (in relation to whether they are working in micro/small medium sized enterprises), as that question is not compulsory? If that is the case, would it be right for me to then use the two study option to check if there are Malaysian participants who meet my criteria in relation to their company type? (under the assumption that the work type question was not compulsory for participants)
Thanks very much, appreciate any of your input!

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Hey there!

I’m no expert in Prolific, (actually, quite a newbie) but I had a similar question and it was resolved through this article: Recruiting a Custom Sample – Prolific.

So to my knowledge, yes, it would be probably best to set up two studies, and the first would be dedicated to obtaining the sample you need.

Hope that helps a bit.


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Just to echo what @Xenia has already said, that’s the best approach!

Let me know if you have any issues at all :slight_smile: