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Research Participant Opportunities

Georgia Southern University researchers invite you to participate in their research projects! Your participation is valuable as it helps researchers add new knowledge and improve practices in their fields. In addition, participation provides you an opportunity to learn more about the research process. All University students, faculty and staff with compatible characteristics and qualifications to those needed for the project are encouraged to sign-up.

Please review all the opportunities below. You will find information about the topics of research and the tasks you may be asked to complete. Contact information and sign-up instructions are included for each project.

Researchers: to post your call for participants in your research project, complete this request form.

Currently Available Opportunities:

Shaping Sexual Welfare: How Sexuality Affects Perceptions of Sexual Health (IRB#H21061)

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine how college students’ sexuality affects perceptions of and actual access to sexual health resources. This study is being conducted as part of a master’s thesis.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: All Georgia Southern students aged 18 or older are eligible to participate in this study.

How to Sign Up: Follow the link to complete the online survey:

Contact: Kathleen Arnoldy;; (478) 697-7360

What Do You Want and Need: Black Students’ Recommendations for Persistence and Success at a Predominantly White Institution of Higher Education in the South (IRB#H19468)

Description: This study expands the current research about Black student persistence at institutions of higher education by asking students directly about their experiences through online, in-depth, one-on-one interviews. The purpose of this study is to listen to Black students’ experiences and their recommendations for administration and faculty to improve the experiences and graduation rates for Black students. Interviews will be approximately one hour in length. From this research, I will expand Tinto’s theory by asking students about the strategies they used to be successful and their recommendations to faculty and administration to aid in student success. Black students, and possibly other students of color, may benefit by the results of this research if findings from this study are developed into policy that improve their collegiate experiences.

Incentives: The participants will benefit directly by having a safe place to share their experiences and perspectives. Participants for this study are self-identified Black students at Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro campus who are 18 years or older.

Research Open: This study will begin March 6, 2020 and will continue until December 1, 2020

Contact: Please email if you have questions about the study or if you would like to register to participate.

Last updated: 10/27/2020