Everyone is Different

I was expecting that my real-world study participants would find it super interesting to wear all this “fancy” equipment and walk around campus.

Throughout the data collection period, however, I had a few participants who started to be concerned about their look once we had finished outfitting them. In these cases, I offered them to stop participating immediately and I would pro-rate their compensation. Luckily, looking in a full-body mirror helped a lot in reducing the participant’s hesitance and all of the subjects were happy to continue despite in the data collection.