Researchers in various studies looking for participants

May 20, 2010

Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for study participants.

Survey of dog owners

Dog owners age 18 or older are being sought to complete a brief survey for a study being conducted in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. 

Participants will be asked to complete an e-mail survey twice, two weeks apart. A $1 donation will be made to the Almost Home Humane Society for each survey completed. 

Those interested in participating should contact Libby Richards at

Study on child-mother relationships and children’s behavior with peers and other adults

Researchers in the Department of Child Development and Family Studies are recruiting families with children ages 3 1/2 to 4 years for a study on child-mother relationships and children’s behavior with peers and other adults. The primary investigators are Germán Posada, associate professor of child development and family studies, and Ting Lu, doctoral student researcher.
Participation in the study includes two contacts 1 1/2 years apart, when children are 3 1/2 and 5 years of age. In each contact year, child-mother dyads will participate in one home visit and two playground visits. Also, teachers and mothers will answer questionnaires about child behavior in the preschool setting.

Participating families will receive $40 after each visit as a token of appreciation for their time.
For more information, contact Lu at or (765) 337-2573, or Posada at or 49-41029.

Hard-of-hearing people sought for study

Individuals over the age of 17 who either wear a hearing aid or have been told they need one are needed for a study investigating a novel approach to improve speech understanding using hearing aids. The study is being conducted by the Experimental Amplification Research (EAR) Laboratory at Purdue. 

Participants will be paid $12 an hour for several one or two-hour sessions. 

Contact Jessica at 49-45956 or visit for more information. 

The principal investigator is Joshua Alexander, assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
Health effects of peanuts

Men and women ages 18-50 are needed by the Department of Foods and Nutrition for a study to examine the health effects of eating peanuts.
The principal investigator for the study is Richard Mattes, professor of foods and nutrition.
Participants must be in general good health and enjoy eating peanuts. Participation in the study involves seven visits over the course of 13 weeks.
Participants will receive $150 at the completion of the study.
For more information, contact Marion at