Research study (prize drawings for participation!)

  • UFJocknerd

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    Feb 25, 2014 6:02 AM GMT
    Hi guys,
    My research lab at Texas Tech University is doing a study on gay and bisexual men's health, and I wanted to give folks on the forum a chance to participate.

    People are eligible to participate if they:
    -Are over 18 years old
    -Live in the U.S.
    -Identify as gay or bisexual

    Our pilot testers completed the survey in about 30 minutes.

    As appreciation for participation, participants can enter their emails to be entered for a chance to win one of four $25 online gift cards (we're aiming for a sample size of 300, so odds of winning are about 1 in 75). Emails for entering are stored in a separate database and cannot be linked back to your survey responses.

    The survey is located here:

    https://ttupsych.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a5GuTtr9pyjUZWR

    And you can forward that link to anyone you know who might want participate who is eligible.

    You can find out more about my lab, the Gender, Sexuality, and Behavioral Health Lab at Texas Tech, here:

    http://www.depts.ttu.edu/psy/people/mparent.php

    Thanks!
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    Feb 25, 2014 7:19 AM GMT
    I'd gladly participate if I weren't Canadian. I assume that you are limiting your sample to Americans so that you don't have to consider cultural differences as a potential extraneous variable and thus don't intend to extrapolate the results from your study to the general population. Good luck with it, I'm sure you'll get plenty of people!
  • UFJocknerd

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    Feb 25, 2014 2:27 PM GMT
    Cultural differences, but in particular because my lab does work on health-related things, health care as well.

    But, even more specifically than that, I can't send compensation to a different country. icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 25, 2014 3:24 PM GMT
    UFJocknerd saidCultural differences, but in particular because my lab does work on health-related things, health care as well.

    But, even more specifically than that, I can't send compensation to a different country. icon_confused.gif

    OK, I took your survey, but maybe I shouldn't have. As an older retired man (65) in a monogamous relationship, and having some mobility limitations, I may be skewing the results from the healthier working age demographic you appear to be targeting with those questions. I do bicycle and play golf regularly, with a little gym work, but I remain overweight due to other medical issues.
  • UFJocknerd

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    Feb 25, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    I hope we get a good number of older participants, participants in long term monogamous relationships, participants at various levels of exercise and health conditions, etc. I can certainly manage that later in the stats, and I'm happy to have you add your experiences to the survey. :-)
  • UFJocknerd

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    Mar 10, 2014 7:09 PM GMT
    Friendly reminder to people to take the survey and enter for the prize! :-)
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    Mar 10, 2014 7:35 PM GMT
    this crap again, there was a similar one 3 months ago or so - I think it's a supplement scam
  • UFJocknerd

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    Mar 10, 2014 9:23 PM GMT
    You can see the link to my university faculty page on the posting. The study isn't sponsored by a supplement company.