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MCS A Survival Guide' by Prof Pamela Reed-Gibson
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MCS International News Pages
Tuesday the 25th of March 2008

MCS Research Participants Required
Dr Pamela Reed-Gibson of James Madison University

Dr Pamela Reed-Gibson Dear Potential Research Participant:  Dr. Pam Gibson of James Madison University is seeking persons with chemical sensitivities who have requested help from a Center for Independent Living (CIL) to participate is a research study. The purpose of this study is to examine your perspective on the help you received from your Center for Independent Living (CIL) and to gather input from persons with chemical sensitivities regarding the kind of help they need from these centers.

Research Procedures:  This study consists of an online survey that will be administered to individual participants through WebSurveyor. The survey can be accessed by clicking on the link below. The link is also accessible through Dr. Gibson’s MCS website at http://www.mcsresearch.net. You will be asked to answer questions about services you have requested from a CIL, help you have been given, and ways that you could be better served.

Time Required:  Participation in this study will require 20-30 minutes of your time.

Risks:  We do not perceive more than minimal risks from your involvement in this study.

Benefits:  Potential benefits from participation in this study include helping Dr. Pam Gibson gain a better understanding of the help provided to persons with MCS by the CILs, as well as having the opportunity to give input that may help to improve these services.

Confidentiality:  The results of this research will be submitted to conferences and possibly to journals for publication. Individual responses are anonymously obtained and recorded online through a secure online survey tool; data are kept in the strictest confidence. Aggregate data will be presented representing averages or generalizations about the responses as a whole. All data will be stored in a secure location accessible only to the researcher.

Participation & Withdrawal:  Your participation is entirely voluntary. You are free to choose not to participate. Should you choose to participate, you can withdraw at any time without consequences of any kind.

Questions About The Study:  If you have questions or concerns during the time of your participation in this study, or after its completion or you would like to receive a copy of the final aggregate results of this study, please contact Dr. Gibson. Also if you or someone you know would like to participate, but is unable to do so online, please contact us to either schedule a phone interview or to receive a hard copy of the survey.

Dr. Pam Gibson
Department of Psychology
James Madison University
gibsonpr@jmu.edu
(540) 568-6195

Questions about Your Rights as a Research Subject:  David Cockley, Ph.D., Chair, Institutional Review Board, James Madison University, (540) 568-2834, cocklede@jmu.edu

Click Here To Participate In This MCS Research Now

 
   
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