Step 1: Sign a consent form

I'm Under 18

Your parent or legal guardian must sign the parental consent form and non-disclosure agreement. You will not be able to participate (or get paid) without it. 

I'm 18 or Older

If you're over 18 years old, please sign the consent form and non-disclosure agreement. Use the address where you would like your check to be mailed.


Step 2: Schedule a meeting time

Remote Meeting
(using Zoom meeting)

In-Person Meeting
(Washington DC Metro, Baltimore)

For In-person meetings in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland please contact Patricia Richmond:


Step 3: Download the Zoom app on your phone

Technical Issues? 

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Contact Patricia Richmond at or 301-547-1492. Please include your name, email and phone number.



The following is an excerpt from the Informed Consent form:

You have been invited to take part in a research study focused on how people keep up with their interests such as fashion, beauty and gaming. This study is being conducted by the market research firm Brilliant Experience.

Will I be paid?

Yes. Participants who complete the study will be paid either (a) $100 for a remote interview, or (b) $150 for an in-person interview via GiftRocket, sent via email within 72 hours of interview completion. Participants can choose to redeem their payment in the form of one of 50+ gift cards including Amazon, Uber, Visa or PayPal.

What will I be asked to do during this study?

Interview questions may include:

·       Tell me about your interests (e.g., fashion, beauty, gaming).  What makes you so interested in that topic?

·       How do you keep up with that interest on your phone?

·       Show us how you keep up with your interest.

·       Where are the best sources for that topic (e.g., Instagram personalities, brands, etc.)?

·       Show us examples of content that really interests you.

Where will the study take place?

For In-Person Interviews: Meeting will be conducted either in your home, or a public location like a coffee shop or mall.  Between 1-3 researchers may attend the meeting.

For Remote Interviews: Meetings will be conducted via a video and screen sharing tool (e.g., Zoom, Google Hangouts).

How much time will it take?

Each interview will be 60 minutes, plus a few minutes to set up at the beginning.

How will you protect and use the information you collect?

As with all research, there is a chance that confidentiality of the information we collect could be breached. We will take steps to minimize this risk. For instance, participant names are not tied to responses. Raw data will be made anonymous by giving each participant a code instead of using names. Results of this study may be used in publications and presentations in aggregate form, without names or identifiable personal details. 

Will the interview be recorded?

Yes, the interview will be recorded via video, audio, and photographs.

How may videos or photos be used?

By participating in this study, you agree to grant Brilliant Experience and its clients permission to use

the videos and photographs from the interview with your child in conference presentations, published journal articles/books, or other related uses. By signing this form, you affirm that you understand that these photos and videos will be the property of Brilliant Experience, and that you will not receive any additional compensation. You understand that Brilliant Experience and its clients may edit, copy, present, or publish these videos and photos, and that you will not be able to inspect or approve the final product. To protect your privacy, we will never associate your name or address with the photos or videos in text captions, file names, etc.

What are my rights as a research participant?

Participation in this study is voluntary. You may withdraw from this study at any time, but may not receive payment for an incomplete study. If you decide to withdraw from this study, you must notify Brilliant Experience if you do not want the information already collected to be used.