Study Finds Post-it Notes Deliver Returns

A Post-it note can go a long way to getting colleagues and students to respond to a survey, according to a recent study at Sam Houston State University.

Dr. Randy Garner, a professor in the College of Criminal Justice, tested the theory on faculty and graduate students to find effective ways to get responses for completing research surveys. He sent the survey with no notes, with a note written on a cover sheet, with a blank Post-it note and with a handwritten message on a Post-it note. The handwritten Post-it note elicited the most responses.

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