Help a student researcher out, share your thoughts on managing diabetes & enter to win a $200 gift card!

By lchapman Latest Reply 2011-03-26 09:52:26 -0500
Started 2010-12-13 09:16:07 -0600

Hello everyone!

I am a graduate student at the Carnegie Mellon University trying to recruit group members with type 2 diabetes to take a 25 minute survey. I am doing my thesis on designing a tool for social support after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, and I am also working with a research group that is working on support communities and trustworthy information online for chronic illness.

Our research study involves a 20 minute online survey about how you manage your diabetes.

You will be entered into a lottery for a $200 prize.

This survey link is:

Thank you all for your help in this process. I strongly believe in diabetic connect and the benefits of online peer support.

Thank you!
Lauren Chapman
MDes candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
School of Design MMC 110
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 small

13 replies

lchapman 2011-03-26 09:52:26 -0500 Report

This web site/mentoring service will not actually be launched. It is my graduate thesis project, based on a year's worth of research. The purpose of the project as a whole is to explore to learn about how individuals with chronic illness and their caregivers leverage the social web to support themselves.

Even though the brochure may seem realistic, the survey is a mock up so that it feels real enough for the idea to be tested. If you have any concerns about the survey, remember that no one is required to participate. Of course I would appreciate any participation, as it will be a great help to academic research on type 2 diabetes.

This is a study being run from Carnegie Mellon University. The IRB approval number is: HS09‐617. If you have any questions, the study contact information is:

Jennifer Mankoff
HCI Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412 268 1295

Lauren Chapman
MDes candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
School of Design MMC 110
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

pixsidust 2011-03-26 09:12:02 -0500 Report

This really is an advertisement for another site. The"questions" ARE ALL LEADING QUESTIONS TOWARDS A SALE. Questions like what do you think of the site and would you like to join this site ARE SALES QUESTIONS! I took the survey to see.

I do not like the fact that this is NOT PRESENTED in a straight forward and honest fashion. Something is very suspect when it does not start out honest.

Why not say would you like to join another site?

Interesting that the money amount offered has changed too

jayabee52 2010-12-13 12:19:16 -0600 Report

Had this survey been offered before? When I clicked on the link, I got a page thanking me for completing the survey. What is up with that?

lchapman 2010-12-13 13:31:48 -0600 Report

It has been offered before. We are trying to get more participants, so it was re-posted! Thank you for taking it earlier!

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