Sorry for replying so late! I was quite busy this week.
I initially wanted to commission someone and expected that I’d have to pay 4 digits. Someone suggested I put down a bounty. I’m not familiar with putting bounties on things and I wanted to avoid getting myself in a situation where I feel like I have to pay the full amount for
work that’s poor
work that’s decent but much less detailed than I had envisioned
multiple reports each
I think I’m happy to pay the full amount for a report that is
transparent in its reasoning, so I can trust it,
tells me how much to trust study results, e.g., describes potential flaws and caveats for the studies they looked at,
roughly on the level of detail that’s indicated by what I wrote under “the type of content I would like to see included”. Ideally, the person writing wouldn’t treat my list as a shopping list, but use their common sense to include the things I’d be interested in
the only report of this type that claims the bounty
The first two are the most important ones. (And the last one is weird) If It’s much less detailed, but fulfills the other criteria, I’d still be happy to pay triple digit.
As you’re later comment says, I think this is a pretty complex topic, and I can imagine that £2000 wouldn’t actually cover the work needed to do such a report well.
I think before someone seriously puts time into this, they should probably just contact me. Both to spare awkward double work + submissions. And to set expectations on the payment. I’ll edit my post to be clearer on this.