[Mdabs] FW: Seeking more participants for employment research study
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Tue Jun 17 04:14:40 UTC 2014
I understand there are many studies and surveys which have been advertised on these lists of late, most notably for us the Hopkins study which was discussed at our last chapter meeting. You may be tired of studies for a while. However, if you still have some energy left in you, please consider participating in Arielle's study, which she details below. The information she gathers from this research could very well assist us in obtaining better employment prospects. Please see Arielle's note below and contact her with any questions.
From: blindtlk [mailto:blindtlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Arielle Silverman via blindtlk
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2014 5:06 PM
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Subject: [Blindtlk] Seeking more participants for employment research study
My name is Arielle Silverman, and I just completed a doctorate in psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. My advisor, Dr.
Geoffrey Cohen, and I are collectingsome additional data to round out our study investigating blind and visually impaired adults’
experiences with preparing for and getting employment. We are looking for legally blind adults over the age of 18 who live in the United States and who are currently seeking employment, as well as high school and college seniors and graduate students who plan to graduate by December 2014, to participate in our study.
This study consists of three phases, which you will complete entirely online. During the first phase, you will answer some questions about your background, attitudes and personal experiences, and will write a short essay about a personally significant event. This session will last for about 45 minutes. Then, you will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire every night for the next seven days, describing your experiences and things you did during the day. Each of these should take about 10 minutes. Finally, about a month from now, you will fill out another online survey similar to the first one, which should take about half an hour. In exchange for your participation, you will receive three $10 gift certificates to a merchant of your choice (either Amazon.com, Itunes.com, Olive Garden Restaurant, or AMC Theaters), one for each phase of the study.
To be eligible to participate, you must be:
(1) a legally blind adult aged 18 or older living in the United States; and either
(2) currently seeking a long-term job, or
(3) a student planning to graduate by December 2014 and then planning to seek employment after graduation. High school, college and graduate students are all eligible, as long as you intend to seek employment immediately after graduating.
To complete the first part of the study and receive your first $10 gift certificate, please go to:
Or, if you would prefer, you may email me at Arielle.silverman at colorado.edu To request a text version of the initial survey.
If you are not eligible to participate yourself, we would appreciate it if you could forward this announcement to anyone you know who is eligible and who might be interested.
If you have any questions before, during or after the study, feel free to contact me at Arielle.silverman at colorado.edu You may also contact Dr. Geoffrey Cohen at Cohen.geoff at gmail.com
Thank you in advance for your participation in our research.
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