Researchers in various studies looking for participants

September 3, 2015  


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

 

Study on practice and learning

Researchers are looking for volunteers for a psychology study on practice and learning. Women ages 18-30 who have normal or corrected-to-normal vision, are native English speakers and do not regularly play video games (other than on a phone) may be eligible to participate. 

Participants will be asked to complete various computerized or paper-and-pencil memory and attention tasks, responding to information presented visually onscreen and using the computer keyboard or mouse to make responses.

This study involves 12 visits to the lab over the course of three weeks. The first and last sessions will last no more than 45 minutes. Each of the 10 sessions between the first and last session will last no more than 60 minutes. Participants will be compensated with $5 after the first session and an additional $45 after completing the study, meaning those who complete the study will be compensated with a total of $50.

If interested, contact the Purdue Applied Cognition Laboratory at redicklab@gmail.com or 49-45132. The principal investigator for the study is Thomas Redick, assistant professor of psychological sciences.

 

Word retrieval study looking for participants

Christine Weber, professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, is seeking adults ages 20-35, 40-55 and 60-75 for a study relating to how naming changes with age. The study may further understanding of age differences in brain systems involved in picture naming and word retrieval.

To participate in this study, adults must be native speakers of American English, have hearing within the normal range, have good overall health, and have no speech, hearing or neurological problems.

The study will involve two sessions lasting approximately two hours each. Participants will receive $10 per hour for participation.

For more information, contact Ranjini Mohan, co-investigator, at 765-714-2217, 765-496-2435 or mohan7@purdue.edu.

 

Language study looking for elderly adults

Men and women age 60-80 are needed for a language study examining how speakers produce and remember words and sentences. Participants must be monolingual speakers of English, in general good health with no history of neurological or psychological conditions, and have normal hearing and vision.

The study will take one to two sessions, and each session will take about two hours. Participants will be paid $20 per session. The study will take place in the Aphasia Research Lab located in Lyles-Porter Hall.

The principal investigator is Jiyeon Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

For more information, contact Soni Kumar at 765-496-0216 or aphasia@purdue.edu.

 

Language study looking for young adults

Men and women age 20-30 are needed for a language study examining how speakers produce and remember words and sentences. Participants must be monolingual speakers of English, in general good health, and have normal hearing and vision.

The study will take one to two sessions, and each session will take about 1.5 hours. Participants will be paid $12 per session. The study will take place in the Aphasia Research Lab located in Lyles-Porter Hall.

The principal investigator is Jiyeon Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

For more information, contact Soni Kumar at 765-496-0216 or aphasia@purdue.edu.

 

Study on electronics life histories and e-waste

Men and women age 18 and older are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary research project led by Prof. H. Kory Cooper (Anthropology) funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation investigating the consumption and discard of electronic devices such as cell phones and computers. More information about the project can be found at http://electroniclifehistoriesproject.com/about/ or by emailing us at ewaste@purdue.edu. An online survey that takes about 15-20 minutes can be accessed here: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8zCNWcrHu1gGrj. There are opportunities for additional participation after the survey.

 

Women needed for a research study on the effects of contraceptives on bone health and hormonal status

Exercising women are needed for a research study investigating the effect of oral vs. non-oral contraceptives on the production of hormones essential for growth and the maintenance of bone health. Participants will receive measures of body composition, hormone levels and aerobic fitness and also will have the option to take hormonal contraceptives during the study.

Participants should be women age 18-25 who have regular menstrual cycles and have not taken birth control pills/hormonal contraception in the last six months.

The study requires regular visits to Department of Nutrition Science over the course of four months. Participants may choose to take a contraceptive option or not during the study. Within the contraceptive use group, participants are randomly assigned to use of an oral contraceptive pill or the vaginal ring. The principal investigator is Connie Weaver, distinguished professor in the department.

If interested in participating, call Berdine Martin at 49-46559 or Mike Stone at 49-40385, or send an email to FNbone@purdue.edu. In your phone call or email, mention the Contraception Study.

 

Women needed for a research study on the effects of contraceptives on bone health

Women are needed for a research study investigating the effect of oral vs. non-oral contraceptives on bone health. Participants will receive measures of body composition and bone density, hormone levels, and physical fitness, and will take hormonal contraceptives during the study.

Participants should be women age 18-25 who have regular menstrual cycles, i.e., at least nine menses in the past 12 months; have not taken birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives in the last six months; and are not planning to become pregnant in the next 12 months.

The study requires regular visits to the Department of Nutrition Science over the course of approximately one year. Participants will be asked to use two different forms of contraceptives, an oral contraceptive pill and a vaginal ring. The principal investigator is Connie Weaver, distinguished professor in the department.

If interested in participating, call the Weaver lab at 49-46559 or send an email to FNbone@purdue.edu.  In your phone call or email, mention the Calcium Contraception and Bone Study.

 

Study on speech production learning

Children age 4 to 6 years with speech sound disorders, speaking either English and/or Spanish, are wanted to participate in a research project on phonology and speech production conducted by Françoise Brosseau-Lapré, assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

Children will be asked to attend two sessions, each lasting approximately one hour. Children will receive a toy and parents will be paid $10.00 for each session. Children will also receive a free speech, language, and hearing evaluation. For more information, contact the Child Phonology Laboratory (director: Françoise Brosseau-Lapré) at 765-496-0345 or childspeech@purdue.edu.

 

Study of adult eating and swallowing

Researchers in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences are seeking adult participants (ages 18-79) who have concerns about eating/swallowing.

Eligible participants will be asked to complete some questionnaires in hard copy and online. The study will require two visits and each visit will take 45-60 minutes. Participants will be paid $10 per session. The study will take place in the Swallowing Lab located at Lyles-Porter Hall. Free parking is offered to participants.

For more information, contact swallowinglab@purdue.edu or 765-495-0207.

 

Language study looking for elderly adults

Men and women age 60-80 are needed for a language study examining how speakers produce and remember words and sentences. Participants must be native speakers of English, in general good health and have normal hearing and vision.

The study will take one to two sessions, and each session will take about two hours. Participants will be paid $20 per session. The study will take place in the Aphasia Lab located in Lyles-Porter Hall.

The principal investigator is Jiyeon Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

For more information, contact Soni Kumar at 765-496-0216 or aphasia@purdue.edu.

 

Mother/father/toddler study

Researchers in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University are seeking two-parent families with children between the ages of 24 and 36 months to participate in a study on family relationships.

Participation in the study includes two visits in your home, two visits at a park or playground of your choice, and one laboratory visit on Purdue's campus. In addition, each parent will answer some questionnaires about your family. Parents must be 18 years or older to be eligible to participate.

A payment of $20 per visit will be given to participating parents as appreciation for their time. For more information, contact
Laura Anaya at familyinteractionslab@purdue.edu or 49-62654 or German Posada at 49-41029. 

 

Study on effects of a single bout of exercise on cardiovascular risk factors

Tara Henagan and Humaira Gowher, assistant professors in the departments of Nutrition Science and Biochemistry, respectively, are conducting a research study that will look at how a single bout of cycling exercise will influence changes in skeletal muscle and health during overweight and obesity.

For this study, participants will come to the Purdue Clinical Research Center for testing. Depending on the scheduling needs of participants, the study will consist of one to three days of testing. Testing will include measures of body composition (including percent body fat and lean mass muscle mass), clinical health parameters (i.e., blood pressure, heart rate, total, HDL and LDL cholesterol, glucose and insulin levels, lipid and epigenetic markers in muscle), filling out questionnaires related to health and physical activity, VO2max or cardiovascular fitness testing and one bout of cycling exercise lasting approximately one to two hours.

Participants will receive $200 for completing the study.

Men age 18 to 30 who are in general good health, are nonsmokers and have had a physical examination by a state-licensed M.D. or D.O. in the past two years or are willing to have a physical examination performed by a state-licensed M.D. or D.O. are eligible to participate. For more information, contact Prasad Devarshi at pdevarsh@purdue.edu or 765-586-3952.

  

Study to evaluate how sounds are processed in the human brain

Chinese- and English-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 two-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, Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3043.

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. Subjects are compensated at $25/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 Whitney Lyle at wlyle@purdue.edu.

 

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 brownb@purdue.edu or 49-66403. 

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