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Alessandro Quartiroli, Sharon M. Knight, Edward F. Etzel and Rebecca A. Zakrajsek

employed a multimodal participant-recruitment strategy. Initial recruitment occurred by means of three online cycles of announcements that included criteria for participation and contact information. After these announcements, snowball sampling was employed, with e-mails offering an opportunity for study

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Sarah Edney, Tim Olds, Jillian Ryan, Ronald Plotnikoff, Corneel Vandelanotte, Rachel Curtis and Carol Maher

who were classified as being overweight or obese joined as this indicates that our team-based recruitment strategy does reach those in need, and may provide a viable method of social comparison in which similar people influence one another to model and maintain PA over time. Strength and Limitations

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Mark A. Sutherlin, L. Colby Mangum, Shawn Russell, Susan Saliba, Jay Hertel and Joe M. Hart

and females . J Athl Train . 2006 ; 41 ( 3 ): 294 – 304 . PubMed ID: 17043698 17043698 13. Padua DA , Carcia CR , Arnold BL , Granata KP . Gender differences in leg stiffness and stiffness recruitment strategy during two-legged hopping . J Mot Behav . 2005 ; 37 ( 2 ): 111 – 126

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Baptiste Fournier, Maxime Lussier, Nathalie Bier, Johanne Filiatrault, Manon Parisien, Miguel Chagnon and Marie-Ève Mathieu

willingness to participate in the program after the posttest assessment. For each experimental group, a corresponding control group was designated at the same period to control for seasonal effects. The recruitment strategies were the same in the experimental and control sites, and all organizations were

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Mark Booth, Stephen Cobley and Rhonda Orr

recruiting strategies and screening criteria, while issues of potential bias could have been partially accounted for with discussion of participant compliance, dropout, and follow-up. In addition, the inclusion of a control group for all studies would have enhanced the study quality greatly. Second, there is

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Matthew Katz, Aaron C. Mansfield and B. David Tyler

ubiquitous in the national consciousness. Next, our recruitment strategy through message boards likely slanted our sample toward dedicated and committed fans or those already inclined to proactively seek social connectedness/support through sport; the influence of fan networks may be different among other

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Vicki D. Schull and Lisa A. Kihl

individuals agreed to email an introductory letter outlining the research to potential participants, who were instructed to contact the first author in order to participate in the research. The second and more effective recruitment strategy consisted of identifying potential participants via team websites and

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Kirstin Hallmann, Anita Zehrer, Sheranne Fairley and Lea Rossi

, 2010 ). Understanding gender differences may inform volunteer managers to customize their recruitment strategies. Volunteer managers can place appropriate emphasis on the most important motives and their interrelationship with commitment and social capital when retaining existing volunteers and

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Scott Rathwell and Bradley W. Young

Canadian university coaches and may not generalize to all university programs. Further, using such a recruitment strategy may have resulted in an over representation of coaches who coach female teams, or teams such as swimming and cross-country/track where men and women train together. This is because the

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Kacey C. Neely, John G.H. Dunn, Tara-Leigh F. McHugh and Nicholas L. Holt

the researcher if they wished to participate. The second recruitment strategy was snowball sampling ( Patton, 2015 ), whereby participants were asked to share the details of the study with friends they knew who fit the sampling criteria. All but three participants who expressed interest in the study