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Research Requirements

The following materials will be given to you over the course of the training programme for training and research purposes.  

​Item​ ​Description​
1​ Baseline

A baseline survey will be given to you after you consent to participate in this study. This survey will take ab​out 20 minutes to complete.

​2 Interview Session 1 Before the administration of the diary surveys, you will be requested to attend an interview about your potential business opportunity. You will also be given a task and a game to complete. The entire session will take about 45 minutes to complete.
3 Diary Surveys​

You will be requested to complete short diary surveys over a three months period over three waves.

The first wave of diary surveys consist of three diary surveys, the second wave of diary surveys consist of four surveys and the third wave of diary surveys consist of three diary surveys.

In each wave, the surveys are administered on a weekly basis and take about 15 minutes to complete each survey.

4 Interview Session 2 After the second wave of surveys is completed, a second interview session will be arranged. The session will take about 45 minutes to complete.
5 Follow-up There will be a follow-up survey administered three months after the third wave of diary surveys is completed. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.
6 ​Training Feedback

You will answer a feedback survey at the end of each training day.

As part of the training, you will also be added into no more than three WhatsApp chat groups (including no more than four participants in each group). Your mobile number will be required to be added to a chat group. The groups will be dissolved one week from the time of its creation. The chat history will be recorded for the research purposes of this study.

7 ​Optional Tasks​
You have the OPTION to wear a fitness tracker for data collection purposes. The fitness trackers will be presented and the usage instructions explained to you fully during the first interview session. Please note that the task to wear a fitness tracker is entirely OPTIONAL. Participants who opt to wear the fitness tracker are allowed to keep it after the conclusion of the study.
There is also an OPTIONAL request to add you as a connection on LinkedIn. Please note that this is entirely OPTIONAL.
Monetary Incentives
You will be entitled to financial incentives and the possibility of an additional cash prize if you complete the pre-test and post-test interview sessions and at least 70% of the surveys.
In total, you can receive up to $100 when you complete all the interviews and surveys.
Further, participants with the top two opportunities identified will be entitled to win attractive prizes. 
To register for the programme, please fill in the registration form here.
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