And I get paid for doing this!?
For us to test the effectiveness of the programs, it’s really important that you complete online surveys before, during, and after you complete the program. Those surveys will tell us whether couples improved on average and whether certain types of couples or relationships benefited more in one program versus the other.
However, we know that the reason you’ve come to our site isn’t because you’re wanting to complete surveys – you’re just wanting to strengthen your relationship! So, we will pay you to complete some of the online surveys by sending you electronic gift certificates to major nationwide realtors such as Amazon.com and Walmart. You’ll be able to choose the gift certificate you’d like.
Couples who are randomly assigned to start the ePREP or OurRelationship programs immediately will be paid a total of $230 ($115 per individual) for completing four online surveys during and after the program and for keeping their appointments with their coaches. Couples who are randomly assigned to wait six months before beginning a program will be paid a total of $400 ($200 per individual) for completing four online surveys during that six months. If you’d like, you can find out more information on the specific payment schedules here.