Important: To avoid additional charges from oversampling, we recommend adding quotas for all surveys with purchased sample. Learn more about using quotas to limit your survey completes.
The Sample Marketplace allows you to shop for and purchase sample for any Decipher survey. This document provides an overview of the Sample Marketplace and its various tools and features.
Note: The Sample Marketplace is enabled at the company level. Access to the Sample Marketplace requires that your account be up-to-date with all software releases and installs managed by FocusVision. Additionally, your company supervisor must have completed a specialized marketplace training program in order to add the Sample Marketplace to your account. If you are interested in enabling the Sample Marketplace for your company, contact your FocusVision representative for more information.
1: Accessing the Marketplace
If the Sample Marketplace is enabled for your company, you can access it from the Participant Sources page. To access the Sample Marketplace, select “PARTICIPANT SOURCES” under “RESPONSES” in the navigation menu at the top of any page. From the Participant Sources page, click “+ Participant Source” and select “Purchase Sample”.
2: Viewing the Marketplace
The Sample Marketplace consists of the Sample Criteria page, where you identify your sample needs and the Purchase Sample page, where you get pricing estimates from multiple vendors for fielding your project.
2.1: The Sample Criteria Page
The Sample Criteria page allows you to specify your survey sample needs by configuring the following participant profile information:
- Participants: The total number of participants needed for the survey.
- Days: The number of days needed to fully field the survey.
- Length of Survey: The number of minutes needed for an individual participant to complete the survey (also known as “Length of Interview” or LOI).
- Qualifying Rate: The estimated percentage of participants who will qualify for the survey within the general population (also known as “Incidence Rate” or IR).
- Locale: The region and primary language in which the survey will be fielded.
Note: If the language selected for a bid does not already exist in your survey, the associated participant source will instead be assigned the survey’s primary language. In order to use a new language, you must first add the desired language to the survey and then return to the Participant Sources menu to update the participant source.
You are also able to toggle whether your survey collects personally identifying information, as well as define additional targeting criteria (e.g., specific demographics, quotas, etc.).
2.2: The Purchase Sample Page
Clicking the “Get Prices” button takes you to the Purchase Sample page, where you can view pricing estimates from pre-approved sample providers with sample matching your participant profile.
Each estimate includes the vendor’s cost per interview (CPI) and total price (their CPI multiplied by the number of participants you have specified), along with any additional sample-specific criteria.
You can also review a summary of your participant profile and make changes if needed.
Learn more about purchasing sample using the Sample Marketplace.