January 23, 2020

Researchers in various studies looking for participants

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

 

Share opinions about speech recognition technology

Participants are needed by the School of Industrial Engineering to study opinions older adults have on speech recognition technologies. Researchers are seeking participants that both use and don't use speech recognition technology. Participants must be 60 years or older and have no severe hearing impairments.

All participants will be compensated $30 at the end of the 1.5-hour focus group session. The specific date and location will be given upon further follow-up.

If interested, contact Lauren Werner at nhance@purdue.edu or 469-323-9589. For more general information about participation in this lab’s current studies, visit https://engineering.purdue.edu/NHanCE. IRB#: 1906022274.

Study on use of shared e-scooter and bike share

A joint study by the schools of Industrial Engineering and Civil Engineering is looking for participants to take a survey related to the use of shared e-scooter and bike share. The survey is seeking to study the mobility pattern and user preference of such new mobility systems, and how they have changed the way people travel.

The survey is available online and will take approximately 5-8 minutes to complete. The participants will have the chance to win a $50 gift card. Responses are collected and analyzed anonymously. Responses will be used to analyze the travel pattern and improve the quality and efficiency of such new mobility systems.

For more information, contact Mokammel Sanju at msanju@purdue.edu or Zhaoyu Kou at kouz@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1908022553.

Study on fatty acids

Participants are needed by the Department of Nutrition Science to study the taste of the fatty acids. The principal investigator for the study is Richard Mattes, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science. Those interested in participating should contact Eunjin at cheone@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1907022413.

Word learning study

The Purdue Language Learning and Meaning Acquistion (LLaMA) Lab is seeking children between the ages of 24 and 30 months for a word learning study.

Families receive $10 for this one-time and one-hour session, and participating children receive a small board book as well.

The testing session will be held in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in Lyles-Porter Hall. Parents will be with their child the entire time.

For more information, contact Michelle Indarjit at LLaMALab@purdue.edu or 765-496-0427. IRB#: 1709019641.

Gelesis study

Participants are needed for a research study evaluating the effect of Gelesis on appetite. Men and women ages 25 to 60 with a with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 40 are eligible to participate. Participants will be compensated $800.

The principal investigator for the study is Richard Mattes, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science. Those interested in participating should contact Evan at ereister@purdue.edu or visit http://cfs.purdue.edu/lsis. IRB#: 1903021949.

4-H, Boy Scouts (BSA), FFA and Girl Scouts study of alumni perceptions

Former members of 4-H, Boy Scouts (BSA), FFA or Girl Scouts are needed to participate in a study to develop and validate a survey instrument. The survey will be used by leaders of youth development organizations to determine the state of program design and delivery. 

Responses are anonymous, and a participant's identity will not be tracked through Qualtrics. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The survey is available online.

For more information, contact Alee Gunderson at aleegunderson@purdue.edu and/or Professor Allen Talbert in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication at btalbert@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1805020565.

Effect of protein on tendon research

The Department of Health and Kinesiology is seeking men ages 60-75 to participate in a study evaluating the effect of protein on tendon. The researchers are seeking participants in good physical health who are nonsmokers, not diabetic and not obese.

For more information, contact Sam Couture at scouture@purdue.edu or 765-357-6717. IRB#: 1904022075.

Tele-lactation study

Mothers who just gave birth or who will be giving birth soon (around 34 gestational weeks) are invited to participate in a tele-lactation study. Participants will be given access to a breastfeeding monitoring app, receive tailored education, and have videoconferencing (two or three times) with a lactation consultant for lactation support.

Those interested in participating should email Azza Ahmed at ahmedah@purdue.edu or tele-lactationstudy@purdue.edu.

Participants will receive a $45 gift card upon completing one month of monitoring and submitting a 10-minute survey.

The principal investigators for the study are Ahmed, associate professor in the School of Nursing, and Jeff Brewer, associate professor of computer and information technology in the Polytechnic Institute. IRB#: 1708019497. 

Language study on aphasia

The Purdue Aphasia Research Lab, led by Professor Jiyeon Lee, is looking for participants to be part of a control group for a study on how aphasia affects language. Healthy older adults between the ages of 50 and 80 who have normal or corrected-to-normal hearing and vision and are native English speakers may be eligible to participate.

Participants will receive hearing and language testing and either play a card picture-description game or describe pictures on a computer while their eye movements are tracked for one to eight sessions. Each session will take approximately two hours, and participants will be paid $20 for each session. 

Testing sessions will be held in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in Lyles-Porter Hall. For more information, contact the Purdue Aphasia Research Lab at aphasia@purdue.edu or call 765-496-0216. IRB#: 1406014987. 

Study on mother-teen relationships

Researchers want to learn about how mothers’ emotional experiences are connected to their adolescents’ experiences. Women who live in Indiana and are the mother of a typically developing adolescent boy or girl ages 13-16 are eligible to participate.

To participate in the study, mothers and their adolescents separately fill out questionnaires online. Participation is expected to take about 20 to 40 minutes to complete.

Participating mothers and adolescents will be entered to win a draw for two $40 eGift cards from Amazon. One out of every 10 mother-adolescent pairs who participate will win a pair of eGift cards.

For more information, contact the Family Dynamics Lab at family@purdue.edu or 765-494-1216. Jessica P. Lougheed, assistant professor of human development and family studies, is the principal investigator of this study. IRB#: 1812021406.

Cognition and perception experiment

The PACER lab is looking for volunteers ages 18-35 to participate in a study on brain activity who may relate to some or all of the following questions:

  • Do you ever feel as if things on the TV or radio were meant especially for you?
  • Do you ever think that people can communicate telepathically?
  • Do you feel that you only have few hobbies or interests?

Participants may be paid up to $50 for their time and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Participation includes a brain activity recording, computer tasks that involve responding quickly to shapes and listening to tones, and an interview about your feelings and experiences. 

The lab visit lasts approximately four hours, plus an online survey to be completed six months later.

If interested, contact Keisha Novak and her team at thecape@purdue.edu or at 765-496-0377. IRB#: 1808020876. 

View study

Researchers in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies are looking for children ages 2 to 5½ for a study to learn more about what children see when playing and interacting with their parents.

Researchers are looking for children:

  • With autism spectrum disorder.
  • With development delays.
  • Typically developing.

Families will be compensated for their time. For more information, contact Carolyn McCormick at 765-494-8156 or maclab@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1804020475.  

Study on exercise and cognition

The Physical Activity and NeuroCognitive Health Lab is looking for people ages 18-30 to participate in research on how exercise influences cognition.

Participation in this research requires two sessions of 2.5-3 hours on separate days at Lambert Fieldhouse. Participants will be paid $10 per hour (about $60 in total upon completion of the research).

Alvin Kao, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, is the principal investigator. For more information, email panchlaboratory@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1807020838.  

Psychology study on practice and learning

The Purdue Applied Cognition Lab is looking for volunteers for a psychology study on practice and learning. Men and women ages 18-30 who have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and are native English speakers may be eligible to participate. Participants will be asked to complete various computerized memory and attention tasks, responding to information presented visually onscreen and using the computer keyboard or mouse to make responses.

The study involves 17 visits to the lab over the course of four weeks. The first and last session will last no more than two hours, and participants will be compensated $20 after each of these sessions. In addition, each of the 15 sessions between the first and last session will last no more than 60 minutes, and participants will be compensated with $10 after each of these sessions. Participants also may earn bonus compensation depending on their performance in each of the 15 sessions (up to $5 additional each session) and completion of all sessions within four weeks ($5 bonus). All participants who complete the study will be compensated with a minimum of $190.

If interested, contact the Purdue Applied Cognition Laboratory at redicklab@gmail.com or 765-494-5132. The principal investigator for the study is Thomas Redick, associate professor of psychological sciences. IRB#: 1601017064. 

Nutrition research study

Researchers are looking for men and women ages 30-69 who would like to volunteer for a research study to determine how substitutions of starchy vegetables and refined grains with beef in a healthy vegetarian diet affect cardio-metabolic disease risk factors. 

Participants will be compensated $300 for completing the study. All study foods will be provided at no cost for 10 weeks (two five-week periods).

Interested volunteers should have a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 37 and be nondiabetic, nonpregnant or nonlactating, and nonsmoking.

Measurements taken during the study will include height, weight, blood pressure, blood samples, stool samples and dietary recalls.

The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science.

For more information, contact Erica Hill at hill155@purdue.edu and/or Yu Wang at wang3651@purdue.edu in the Department of Nutrition Science. Reference study number S53 when responding. IRB#: 1809021091. 


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