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Participate in a study from the University of California, Riverside

Modified: September 13, 2016

A doctoral student in the psychology department at the University of California, Riverside, is conducting a study with PhD students and recent PhD graduates on the job market in 2016-17. This is a paid research study (up to $80 to Amazon.com), which involves the following: 

1) Eight 15-minute online questionnaires, sent as internet links to your email inbox once a month from mid- to late September through April. You will be paid $5 for each of these surveys you complete, up to $40 total.

2) Fifteen daily report periods that will occur in five-day blocks during October, January, and April. Each morning of these daily report periods you will complete a brief (1-2 minute) survey. Then throughout the day you will receive text messages that will ask you to provide brief assessments of your current thoughts and feelings (<1 minute each). You will complete one last survey (3-5 minutes) at the end of each day. You will be paid $2 for each day you complete daily surveys, up to $30 total. 

3) If both you and your advisor consent, they will ask you to record one-on-one meetings with your primary advisor during the 5-day blocks (i.e., the daily report periods). If you and your advisor meet during those periods and both feel comfortable recording the meeting, they would ask that you record it on a digital recording device of your choosing (e.g., a smartphone). In each day’s evening survey, you will be asked if you recorded a meeting that day and if so, prompted to upload the recording via the survey to Qualtrics’ secure server. If you provide at least one recording, you will be paid $10 for that portion of the study. 

Your advisor (typically your dissertation chair, but whoever you consider your primary advisor/mentor) will also be invited to participate in the study if you decide to participate. We will contact your advisor with details about his/her participation with your consent. 

Anyone over the age of 18 and on the job market this academic year is eligible to participate. If you would like to participate in this study or would like more information, simply fill out the brief form available at this link.

You can contact Komi German to ask questions or get more information about the study.

This is not a TGS-sponsored study. It is being conducted by an outside doctoral student from the University of California, Riverside. 

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