Whether it be at conferences or someone reaching out through the website, I love the first conversations about a possible partnership. (It’s even better if it’s over coffee!) I’m always intrigued by the nuances of each project. I always look forward to their questions. They range from humble beginnings to the latest trends in reducing attrition in longitudinal research. I also enjoy asking them questions, especially the lofty questions regarding goals. Even if an immediate partnership isn’t in the cards, the conversations are a great opportunity to plan for the future. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about what’s going on out there.
So don’t be shy. I’d love to hear more about your project. I always enjoy a conversation, and one more cup of coffee.