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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:


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

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



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)

This study expands the current research about Black student persistence at institutions of higher education by asking students directly about their experiences through 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. Participants will participate in one face-to-face interview. Interviews will be 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. The participants will benefit directly by having a safe place to share their experiences and perspectives. Please send your questions to Dr. Alicia Brunson at abrunson@georgiasouthern.edu. If you would like to register to participate in the research please send an email to Blackstudentsuccessstories@gmail.com. Participants for this student are self-identified Black students at Georgia Southern University who are 18 years or older. This study will begin March 6, 2020 and will continue until April 24, 2020. Interviews are approximately one hour in length and will be conducted on the Statesboro campus.



Last updated: 3/10/2020