Help! Michigan State University looking for participants in study

Hyrum Anderton
By Hyrum Anderton Latest Reply 2014-08-13 09:55:44 -0500
Started 2014-07-21 17:09:37 -0500

We were approached by a researcher from Michigan State University about Understanding Online Health Community Threads she is conducting what sounds like a great opportunity. You have an opportunity to be able to possibly change our site from great to amazing. If you're interested, please email her Jina Huh at small with a title, “[opinionmarks study].” Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions or concerns by phone 517 432 3378 or email.

A little about the study – You will be asked to do a one hour interview to help better visualize and understand online health community conversations more efficiently. Criteria to participate is you need to have been diagnosed with either pre-diabetes or diabetes, over 18, have computer with the internet, have visited a online community at least once. If criteria is met you will be compensated a one-time $20 Amazon gift card for participating. She is looking for 20 people so first come first serve. They are looking to end it by no later than September so jump on it quick.

25 replies

GabbyPA 2014-07-30 16:36:15 -0500 Report

I had my time with her today as well and she was hoping for more people to join in. It takes about an hour and there is not right or wrong, just sharing how you use social media. For anyone interested, it's a great help. Join in.

ReaderReader12 2014-07-25 21:49:59 -0500 Report

I talked with her today and it was interesting and fun. Plus with my Amazon gift card I am going to buy a Low-Carb Cookbook that I found. I bought it once and gave it to a family member who lives a couple of hours away. So now I am going to buy the book again for me and then when we cook something out of the book…we can just text the other one and say try the recipe on page 32 or, 56 or whatever. Jina said she needs to talk with some other people so maybe give it a try?

Kats49 2014-07-24 09:49:32 -0500 Report

I would like to be a part of the study. i participate in this forum. I have been empowered through this site. Sent an email today

IronOre 2014-07-23 03:33:48 -0500 Report

I am very interested in giving my opinions
I do see some good in health forum, but some very bad things too.

GabbyPA 2014-07-30 16:38:24 -0500 Report

Did you sign up? Join in...we need the critical thinkers to help out. Insights from every person are going to be different.

jayabee52 2014-07-21 22:29:31 -0500 Report

Howdy Hyram
Thanks for sharing. I just sent jina an email to sign up for the study.

God's best to you

Hyrum Anderton
Hyrum Anderton 2014-07-21 22:40:39 -0500 Report

That is great. Your insight will be very helpful

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