Friday, July 11, 2008

Florida State University survey seeking visually impaired adults

Here’s another survey opportunity, this one seeking participants who are at least 18 years of age and have a diagnosed visual impairment.

The following information is from the survey’s informed consent page.

We are assistant professors in the Department of Childhood Education, Reading, and Disability Services, at Florida State University. We are conducting a research study to investigate the relationship between the amount and type of internet use and social support and well-being in individuals with visual impairments. You are eligible to participate in this study if you a) are 18 years of age or older and b) have a diagnosed visual impairment.

Your participation will involve completing an online survey that will take approximately 30 minutes. You will be asked a series of questions regarding your demographic characteristics, internet use, social support, and well-being. Your participation in this study is voluntary. If you choose not to participate or to withdraw from the study at any time, there will be no penalty. The results of the research study may be published, but you will not be identified in any way.

There are no foreseeable risks or discomforts if you agree to participate in this study. If you choose to participate in the study, your confidentiality will be maintained to the fullest extent allowed by law. No personally identifying demographic information or information about your computer network or IP address will be collected.

Although there may be no direct benefit to you, the possible benefit of your participation is furthering knowledge related to factors that contribute to quality of life in individuals with visual impairments and any programmatic developments or improvements that may be made as a result of this study.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in participating, then go to
the survey site
to begin.

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