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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:

The Impact of an Emergency Transition to Remote Instruction on Teaching and Learning (IRB#H20429)

Description: Dr. Jody Langdon is collaborating with Georgia State University to investigate the impact of the emergency transition to remote instruction that occurred this past spring. The purpose of the study is to examine the impact of the emergency transition on teaching and learning.

For Faculty:

Who Can Participate: For this survey, we are seeking faculty participation. To be eligible to participate in the study, you must be at least 18 years of age on May 11, 2020 and have been the Instructor of Record for at least one course that began the 2020 Spring Semester with 100% Face-To-Face (F2F) instruction and was transitioned to all-online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Participant: If interested, please read the informed consent document and visit the following link to complete the survey: Emergency Transition Survey–Instructors.

For Students:

Who Can Participate: For this survey, we are seeking student participation. To be eligible to participate in the study, you must be at least 18 years of age on May 11, 2020 and Have been enrolled in at least one course that began the 2020 Spring Semester with 100% Face-To-Face (F2F) instruction and was transitioned to all-online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Participant: If interested, please read the informed consent document and visit the following link to complete the survey: Emergency Transition Survey–Students.

Dates: The study will close on June 30, 2020.

For More Information: Contact Dr. Jody Langdon at 912.478.5378 jlangdon@georgiasouthern.edu or Dr. Mike Metzler at mmetzler@gsu.edu or at (404) 583-8496 if you have questions about this study.

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 abrunson@georgiasouthern.edu if you have questions about the study or if you would like to register to participate.

Investigating Preservice Teachers’ Understanding and Readiness to Teach Computational Thinking (IRB#H20100)

Description: You are invited to participate in a research study to preservice teachers’ perceptions of computational thinking, conducted by Drs. Mete Akcaoglu and Chuck Hodges at Georgia Southern University Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development. In this study, we are hoping to understand if preservice teachers know about an important STEM topic, Computational Thinking, and if they are willing to learn about it through an online survey (10-15 minutes).

Incentives: You will have a chance to put your name into a draw to win a $20 Amazon gift card at the end of the study.

How to Sign Up: Click this link or copy & paste the url to go to the survey: https://georgiasouthern.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0oXmCpGpbkvR8jj

Risking It All: The Relationship of Overall Health and Stress Influencing Risky Behavior Amount College Students (IRB#H20351)

Description: The Office of Public Health Practice and Research in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health seeks to measure self- reported health and wellness behaviors and attitudes among the college population during this unprecedented time. Capturing this data will help campus partners design health & wellness interventions to better support our students, particularly during this time of the COVID-19 crisis. We have the chance to be one of the first Universities to capture such data.  This is an anonymous survey project.

How to Sign Up: Please complete our online survey at: https://georgiasouthern.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0GwghNOBZVy5xIx

Research Open: The survey will be active until 11:59 pm on May 30, 2020.

Incentives: As an incentive, we will have a raffle for a chance to win one of two $100 Visa Gift cards for survey completion. The Raffle will take place after June 1, 2020.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding the study, please contact: jtelfair@georgiasouthern.edu.

Last updated: 5/27/2020