March 6, 2014
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants.
Study to understand how people make sense of visualizations
Participants age 18 and older who have native English speaking ability and basic computer skills (i.e., using a standard keyboard and mouse) are needed for a study on how people make sense of visualizations.
Participants will see a series of visualizations and explain how they understand what they see. The experiment will take about one hour, and participants will be compensated $10. The study is being conducted by the HIVE Lab in the School of Industrial Engineering.
Study on age-related changes on respiratory and voice systems
The Speech Physiology Lab is looking for men and women ages 18-28 and 70-80 for a study focusing on age-related changes on respiratory and voice systems.
The study will involve one session that will last two and a half hours.
To be eligible, individuals must be in general good health; have no hearing, voice or speech problems; have no neurological, psychological or respiratory problems; and be a nonsmoker and nonuser of alcohol. Participants will be compensated for their participation.
For more information, contact Anusha Sundarrajan at 49-46488.
Participants needed for a speech perception study
Individuals ages 60 and older who are native speakers of American English are needed for a study investigating speech perception in complex listening conditions. The study, "Aging and Speech Perception," is being conducted by the Cognition, Hearing and Training (CHAT) Laboratory at Purdue. Participants will be paid $12 an hour for one session, about 45-60 minutes long.
The principal investigator is Alexander Francis, associate professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. He may be contacted for more information at email@example.com or 49-43815.
Study on occupational cumulative trauma disorders prevention
Men age 31-65 are needed by the School of Mechanical Engineering for a study of bio-signals and muscle activities.
Participation involves completing a questionnaire, doing bicep curls, and wearing sensors for monitoring and recording muscle forces. The measurement is harmless. The session will last approximately 40-60 minutes, and participants will be compensated $15. The research will be conducted in the Mechanical Engineering Building.
To participate or for more information, contact Wan-Lin Hu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study on complex sound perception
Individuals age 18 and older are needed to participate in a study on complex sound perception. Individuals must be native speakers of North American English with no history of hearing impairments.
Participants will be paid $10 per hour. This study is being conducted in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. For more information, contact Yue Jiang at email@example.com or 49-46472.
Study on how teachers use their voice during prolonged vocal activity
Teachers and student teachers age 22 to 55 are needed for a study on how teachers use their voice during prolonged vocal activity. Participants must be in good health and have no hearing problems.
The study is composed of two sessions, which are conducted at the Speech Physiology Lab in Heavilon Hall. Session 1 is 20-30 minutes and includes screening procedures to make sure the participant qualifies for the second session. Session 2, which would be scheduled one to three days later, is two to two and a half hours long and includes performing various speaking tasks.
Participants will be paid $40 after the completion of session 2. If interested, contact the Speech Physiology Lab 49-46488.
Study on personality, romantic relationship satisfaction and couple interactions
Cohabitating and/or married couples who have been in a relationship for at least one year are needed for a study examining the associations between personality, romantic relationship satisfaction, and couple interactions.
Participants must be age 18-35. The study will include answering questionnaires online and in the lab as well as participating in tasks with your romantic partner.
Participants will be paid $15 for completion of study ($30 per couple). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study on sexual orientation disclosure to medical providers (Lorin Brooke Friley; through March 27)
A study on sexual orientation disclosure to medical providers is recruiting LGBTQ individuals age 18-35 to participate in one-on-one telephone interviews about talking to medical providers. Participants also must be Indiana residents and speak English fluently.
The purpose of the research is to better understand communication in the medical visit. Interviews will last about one hour, and responses will be kept confidential. Participants will be compensated with a $25 American Express gift card.
To register to participate, go to http://goo.gl/GikGQT to answer a few questions. Researchers will then contact interested participants to set up an interview time.
Study investigating effect of protein and fiber at breakfast on brain activity, appetite and health
Megan McCrory, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Science, and her research team are recruiting men and women age 21-45 to participate in a research study. Participants also must be nonsmokers and have a body mass index between 25 and 29.9. (Those interested can check their BMI at www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm.)
The purpose of this research study is to examine the impact of eating varying amounts of protein and fiber at breakfast on brain activity, appetite, blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
The study will take a minimum of 15-16 weeks to complete. Participants will complete one week of baseline testing and four two-week "breakfast given" phases, each separated by two-week "usual diet" phases. During each of the four two-week breakfast given phases, participants will be provided with and asked to eat specific breakfast meals every day. Participants will eat their usual diets during the usual diet phases. During the study, researchers will perform brain scans using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), measure diet, perform blood draws and measure 24-hour blood sugar profile.
Participants will be given a $450 stipend at the completion of the study.
Men and women age 21-45 who are interested in participating in this study are encouraged to contact Drew Sayer at email@example.com or 49-48313 for additional information.
Study on language and motor learning in children with speech sound disorders including childhood apraxia of speech
Children ages 5-8 with speech sound disorders including childhood apraxia of speech are needed to participate in a research project on language and motor development conducted by Lisa Goffman, professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
Children will be asked to attend one to six sessions, each lasting approximately one hour. Children will receive a toy and parents will be paid $10 for each session. Children also will receive a free speech, language and hearing evaluation.
For more information, contact Janet Vuolo at 49-41669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study investigating language and reading
Native English-speaking adults ages 18 and older who have dyslexia or another type of reading disability are needed to participate in a research project on language and reading development.
The study is conducted by Lisa Goffman (email@example.com; 49-61826), professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Participants will be paid $10 for each hour and will receive a free language, reading and hearing evaluation.
For more information, contact Meredith Saletta at 49-41669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study on 4- and 5-year-olds who stutter
Children who stutter (repeat sounds and syllables) and who are 4 or 5 years old are needed for a study examining persistence and recovery from stuttering. Children must speak English and have normal hearing and cognitive skills.
Families will receive a free assessment of their child's speech, language and hearing abilities, plus a written report. Participants will attend five 90-minute testing sessions, and the child will receive a toy after each session.
Families of eligible children will receive $100 in compensation at the conclusion of the testing sessions ($200 if they live more than 60 miles from Purdue).
Principal investigators are Anne Smith and Christine Weber-Fox, professors in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. For more information, contact Barbara Brown at email@example.com or 49-66403.
Study to evaluate how sounds are processed in the human brain
English- and Chinese-speaking adults with normal hearing are needed for an experimental study to evaluate how sounds are processed in the human brain.
Subjects will participate in a minimum of two 2-hour research sessions. Subjects will be asked to fill out forms before the actual experiment. The experimental procedure consists of recording electrical activity from the brain (using EEG-type electrodes attached to the head) in response to various sounds presented through headphones at comfortable listening levels. The subject's task is to lie back and relax on a recliner situated in a sound-treated booth.
There will be about 40 subjects in the study. All research will be performed in the Auditory Electrophysiology Laboratory, Heavilon Hall, Room B15.
Participation in the study is voluntary. Participants who withdraw from the study before completion will receive compensation pro-rated based on amount of time completed. Payment will be given to subjects in the form of cash at the end of each session.
All subjects must be 20-35 years old, right-handed, have no history of brain injury or psychiatric problems, and normal hearing sensitivity by self-report.
Chinese subjects must be native speakers of Mandarin from mainland China, have received formal instruction in English no earlier than age 9, and have no more than three years of music training on any combination of instruments.
English-speaking subjects must be native English speakers from the United States, must have no familiarity with spoken Chinese or any other tone language and have no more than three years of music training on any combination of instruments.
To participate, contact Jillian Wendel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study of interactions between friends
Participants of Asian/Asian-American, Russian/Russian-American or African-American heritage are sought for a research study of interactions between friends. Graduate students and non-students are welcome. Undergraduates are not eligible for this study.
Friends must be of the same gender and culture, and not romantically involved. The study involves completing questionnaires and being videotaped while talking to each other. The study takes 90 minutes, and each participant is compensated $20.
To determine eligibility, complete a brief survey at http://tinyurl.com/purduefriendstudy Those who complete the survey will be contacted with information about eligibility.
Study on the effect of dietary protein intake and weight loss on skeletal muscle
Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science, is conducting a research study to assess the effect of dietary protein intake and weight loss on skeletal muscle in men and women ages 35 to 65.
The study includes eight days of testing spread over 20 weeks of time.
Men and women ages 35 to 65, in general good health, slightly overweight, nonsmoking, nondiabetic and interested in participating in this study should contact Jan Green at email@example.com or 49-46000 for more information. Refer to the study as S-28 when responding.
Compensation of $800 will be given following the completion of the study.
Study on the impact of drinking common beverages with breakfast on blood glucose and insulin levels
Participants are being sought to participate in a study that will look at how drinking different common beverages (milk, low-fat milk, nonfat milk, orange juice, coffee and water) with a meal changes blood sugar and insulin levels after eating.
Participants will come to Purdue Clinical Research Center on six mornings separated by at least one week. On each of the mornings, participants will consume a breakfast with one cup of a beverage. Blood samples will be taken before and every 30 minutes after eating for four hours to test blood sugar and insulin levels. Each test day will last about five hours.
Measurements include calories and nutrients in the participant's diet, weight/height/lean tissue, and blood glucose and insulin levels. Participants will receive $500 for completing the study.
Men and women ages 35 to 65 who are overweight, nonsmoking, not pregnant and interested in participating in this study should contact Jia Li at firstname.lastname@example.org or 49-41706 for more information.
The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science.
Study of developmental trajectories in infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Developmental Studies Laboratory is conducting a study of developmental trajectories in infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Laboratory visits include several play-based tasks at 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, and 30 months of age. After each visit, families receive up to $50 compensation and a report detailing their child's developmental progress, including information on his/her language, motor, and social skills.
To be eligible, infant siblings must be between 5 and 19 months of age, and have an older sibling who currently has an ASD diagnosis or an older sibling who is typically developing. This research aims to assist early identification and treatment for children with ASD.
All inquiries should be directed to Developmental Studies Laboratory at 49-46610 or email@example.com.
Almonds and weight management study
Participants are needed by the Department of Nutrition Science to study the role of almonds in weight management.
The principal investigator for the study is Richard Mattes, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science.
Men and women ages 18-60, overweight but generally in good health, who have no nut allergies and who are interested in participating in this study should contact Jaapna at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants may earn up to $200 upon completion of the study.
Study on how food form and sweetener relate to hormones
Participants are needed by the Department of Nutrition Science to study how food form and sweetener relate to hormones.
The principal investigator for the study is Richard Mattes, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science.
Men and women ages 18-50 who are above average weight and interested in participating in this study should contact Jan-Lee at email@example.com.
Studies on learning in children
The Cognition and Learning Laboratory at Purdue is looking for children in grades 4 and 5 to participate in a study on learning. The overall purpose of the research is to examine the effectiveness of different study strategies.
The study will involve two brief sessions lasting about 30 to 60 minutes. In an initial session, children will use different learning strategies while they read brief passages about science topics. In a second session one week later, the children will answer questions about ideas and concepts from the passages. The purpose of the research is to identify the strategies that produce the best long-term learning. The total duration of participation may vary from one to two hours.
The parent/adult and child will be paid $5 for every half-hour of participation. The minimum amount of compensation is $10 and the maximum amount is $20. To participate or for more information, visit http://learninglab.psych.purdue.edu/parents/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.