It has come to my attention that there was a Flash glitch in the FlashQ application for this Q-sort project. For those of you who tried to participate and couldn’t, the glitch is now cleared. Your time in trying again will be greatly appreciated. For those of you who have not yet tried to participate, please consider participating. Any problems or any questions? Please do not hesitate to email me at egale at hunter dot cuny dot edu.
To participate, read on and then click on the link to get started.
Thank you, Elaine Gale
My name is Elaine Gale. I am an assistant professor at Hunter College in New York City where I coordinate the Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher-training program. One research project I am currently working on includes a study on views on cochlear implants and language. The purpose of this study is to explore perspectives on cochlear implants and language beyond generalization by trying out a new small sample methodology called Q-methodology. It is an approach that focuses on perspectives of a small sample using statements (33 in this study). If you are over 18 years of age, this is an invitation for you to participate. If you are interested, please follow these steps:
1) Scroll down to read the consent form and contact me if you have any questions.
2) Save the consent form for your records
3) Go to http://soe-server.hunter.cuny.edu:8080/eg/ to begin the study
Thank you in advance for your time, Elaine Gale
Note: Comments is closed for research purposes. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at egale at hunter dot cuny dot edu.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
695 Park Avenue, Room 918 West
New York, NY 10065
Title: Perspectives on Cochlear Implants and Language via Q-Methodology
Investigators: Dr. Elaine Gale
Elaine Gale, faculty in Deaf and Hard of Hearing education at Hunter College, invites you to participate in a research study that will help share current views on cochlear implants and language. It is anticipated that 50 people will participate. You have been identified to participate because you are deaf and/or involved with deaf individuals. Participation in this study is voluntary, and refusal to discontinue to participate at any time will involve no penalty or loss of benefits or services to which you are entitled.
You are being asked to participate in an online survey. During the online survey will be asked for some general background information and then you will be asked to sort 33 statements related to cochlear implants and language. The estimated duration of your time will be about 30 minutes
There are no known or anticipated risks associated with this study.
There are no direct benefits.
Voluntary Participation and Withdrawal
Your participation is voluntary. You have the right to refuse to be in this study. If you are in the study and change your mind, you have the right to drop out at any time.
We are making every effort to ensure that no one knows what your responses were on the survey. FlashQ is an application that collects data for online survey research. The researchers put FlashQ on a server behind a firewall to reduce the risk to subjects that their responses will be viewed by unauthorized persons. However, the study is not being run from a secure http server such as those used to handle credit card transactions, so there is a small possibility that responses could be viewed by unauthorized third parties, such as computer hackers.
I will de-identify and report the results of the study as group data. No one will be able to link your results with your name. I will use a study number instead of your name in the group data system. I will not identify you personally when I present this study or publish its results. Data will be kept secured for three years and data will be destroyed after three years.
Contact Dr. Elaine Gale (egale at hunter dot cuny dot edu) or 212-772-4702 if you have questions about this study. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a participant in this research study, contact the Hunter College IRB office at 212-650-3053.
Copy of Consent Form
If you are willing to participate, please print this document for your files and continue on to the next step of the study.
I have read (or have had read to me) the contents of this consent form and have been encouraged to ask questions. I have received answers to my questions. By clicking http://soe-server.hunter.cuny.edu:8080/eg/, you give your consent to participate.