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Closed New undergraduate research on the sociology of ME

Discussion in 'Recruitment into current ME/CFS research studies' started by InfiniteRubix, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. InfiniteRubix

    InfiniteRubix Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hi all,

    Please consider completing this research survey from Marta Encefalomielitis Miálgica on Facebook's son :

    Hello! I am a fourth-year student at the University of Aberdeen studying a joint honours degree in International Relations-Sociology. I am currently doing my Bachelor's dissertation on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. You are being invited to take part in the study. Please take time to read the participant information sheet before you decide whether or not to take part in it.

    LINK to participant documents
    (press the Facebook logo on the top right of the embed to open the FB post directly with the documents)

     
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  2. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    I've just done the survey. It's quite straightforward, and you don't have to give your email address unless you volunteer to answer further questions. It's about where you get support, medical attitudes etc.
     
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    JemPD Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    after following the link above, the link there to the participant info sheet is non existent so it cant be read before taking part
     
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    InfiniteRubix Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    IMO the value of undergraduate research:
    • Intrinsic research value where done well
    • Seeding a future lack of ignorance, both academically and sociologically, within the undergraduate's networks
    • Normalisation of such research full stop, percolating up through and across supervisors
     
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    InfiniteRubix Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Good point. Have amended the post to say to press the Facebook logo on the top right of the embed to open the FB post directly with the documents
     
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    InfiniteRubix Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yup, it was a very undemanding, easy breeze through. Not as heavy as many surveys :)
     
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    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    When I clicked on the Facebook link or the See More link, I didn't go through to the survey. I could momentarily see the web address. Apple Mac, not friendly enough with Facebook - not sure what my problem is.

    But here's a link in case anyone else has the same problem.
    https://surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N8SJ8K7
     
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    InfiniteRubix Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you
     
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    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Plus the fact that undergraduates need to do their research study in order to progress in their chosen field! It's rarely gonna be a groundbreaking study, but helping an undergraduate by participating in their research is a way to help people to achieve their potential. And to reduce the stress that's experienced by a final-year student when they're desperately praying that they'll get enough participants ;) My final year of uni was made extra stressful by hiccups with data collection.
     
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    LadyBirb Established Member

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    Survey appears closed
     
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    InfiniteRubix Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Apparently it's been too successful(!), with 200+ responses and circa 100 for interview. Great problem to have!

    Many thanks all on their behalf
     
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    Well it just shows how nasty and anti research ME patients are again ;)
     
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    InfiniteRubix Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks for setting the closed tab. First time posting in this part of the forum and I didn't notice it :)
     
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