I debriefed my participants today. I am not sure if they want to be debriefed but I thought it would make participants feel more part-of-Prolific, more likely to pay attention, because and I would want to know.
I am almost never debriefed when I participate as a participant.
I have already received word from two participants (I asked if it were spam or interesting) to say that they were interested, and grateful and wishing me luck with my research. They also mentioned that they are rarely debriefed.
Perhaps Prolific could think of a way of encouraging debriefing, to foster camaraderie and attention among the subject pool e.g. by taking longer to move to completed if there was no debriefing message (but folks could just send a message containing “thanks”).
I am going to debrief more in future.