My name is Arielle Silverman and I am a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado. As you may know, I am conducting a series of studies for my dissertation examining blind people’s experiences finding employment as well as your experiences in interacting with the blind and sighted communities. I would once again appreciate your help with a brief online study. For this study, you will be asked to write a brief essay and then, depending on which version you are randomly assigned to, to either complete some math problems, verbal problems or a short survey.
The entire study should take no more than 30 minutes to complete.
Again, in appreciation of your time, you will have the opportunity to enter a raffle drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to a merchant of your choice (Amazon.com, Itunes.com, Olive Garden, or AMC Theaters).
All of your responses in the study will be anonymous and confidential.
Anyone who is legally blind and at least 18 years old is welcome to participate. However, some of the materials in this study are materials I have used in previous studies. The results are most reliable with participants who have not seen the materials before.
Therefore, if you have participated in any of my studies that involved math or verbal problems in the past, I kindly ask that you refrain from participating in this one. If you have just participated in my studies about employment, however, you are welcome to participate in this study. I appreciate your cooperation.
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Thank you as always for your assistance. As many of you have asked about results from this research, I intend to send out a summary of results from all these studies once the project is completed, most likely at some point in the spring.
Arielle Silverman, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate, Social Psychology
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Boulder, CO 80309-0345