|Help wanted with research
||[Jul. 22nd, 2008|07:24 pm]
I'm currently running a study for my MSc research project and am recruiting control participants. The details are below, but it basically involves about two hours of language tests, speech tests, being filmed wearing some stickers, and some neuro assessments. If you are, or know anyone between 40 and 60 who might like to take part out of the goodness of their heart, please let me know or pass this on.
I'll happily drive to people's homes to do the testing, and can do it any day of the week, anytime of day (within reason!)
Details below. Thanks for reading!
Below is the information letter regarding the study. We would be asking you
to take part as a control participant.
For this study, control participants need to be aged between 40 and 60, and
be native English speakers.
We are unable to offer any monetary payment due to a lack of funding and
our ethics approval.
If you would like to take part then please contact me by email or phone
(07890 390517) and we can arrange a date and time for me to come and see
Speech and language in Huntington's disease
We are carrying out a study which examines speech and language production
in people with and without Huntington's disease (HD). We aim to identify
the nature of changes in the control of speech and of language processing
that occur in HD. We would be very grateful for your help with this
Your participation will take approximately 1.5 hours (either at our
laboratory in Reading or at your home), and rest breaks can be taken as
needed. During this time, you will be given a computer-based task which
will require you to provide appropriate verbal responses according to the
instructions given. You will also be asked to produce different types of
speech, for example, to read aloud sentences or a simple passage of text,
or to converse on a given topic. You will be audio and video-recorded on
during these tasks.
Your data will be kept confidential and securely stored. It will have only
a code attached to each participant, and therefore it will not be possible
for any data set to be linked to any individual. If you would like to
receive feedback on the results of the study, we are happy to provide this
when the study has been completed.