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  1. Hello all, My name is Anna and I am a PhD student at Indiana University. I've lost a family member and I'm currently watching another family member go through the initial stages of grief...something that has driven my research in new directions. My research focuses on technology use for supporting bereaved individuals. Currently, we are seeking out people who have participated in online grief support (for example, through these forums) and who would like to take a survey (and possibly participate in a follow up interview) about their technology use practices while grieving. If you are interested, please view the official study announcement below and follow the link to complete the survey. Thank you for your time. CALL FOR RESEARCH STUDY PARTICIPATION: Researchers at Indiana University are seeking bereaved individuals (those who have lost a loved one) to participate in a research study. All the participants must be 18 years or older. The study involves answering an online survey. The survey will take 15-30 minutes. You will be entered into a random drawing of one of two $25 gift cards. Please follow the link below to start the survey. If you have questions please contact Anna Baglione (abaglion@indiana.edu) http://tinyurl.com/y8fwo79x
  2. Dear members, I am a suicide loss survivor and also a researcher at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. I am currently recruiting participants for an online survey on suicide stigma and its consequences for persons who lost a family member to suicide. As the topic is understudied, the study is an important step to stimulate and guide the development for targeted interventions reducing suicide stigma and its consequences for suicide loss survivors. Completing the survey will take approximately 15 minutes. If you are interested in participating, please klick the link below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me (noexle@iit.edu)! Link: https://iitresearchrs.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5BkvdRasQe124hn Best wishes, Nathalie Oexle Flyer.pdf
  3. My father died when I was 13 years old. Ever since, I have wondered about the long-term effects of such a devastating loss. I am now a fourth year Clinical Psychology PhD Student in New York City and I am thrilled that I have been able to turn this very personal topic into a meaningful dissertation study. If you meet the criteria listed below, I would be so grateful if you would take my survey! Please also share the link with anyone who might be interested. Your participation will be anonymous and you will also have a chance to enter into a raffle to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards. 1. Are you currently 18 years or older and fluent in English? 2. Have you ever been romantically involved with someone? 3. Have you experienced the death of your biological mother or father before the age of 17? 4. If yes, were your biological mother and father married or living together prior to the death? If you answered yes to all of these questions, please click the link below: https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9sKf37iPMrdgkMB Please email RelationshipsStudy2017@gmail.com if you have any questions. You can also email me if you are interested in hearing about the results after the study is complete. I am happy to share my findings! Thank you so much.
  4. I'm a graduate student in Medical Anthropology at UCSF/UC Berkeley, and my dissertation research looks at grieving online. The idea emerged out of the experience of losing my own father, who died unexpectedly 2 years ago. My project specifically explores how accessing sites such as online memorials, Facebook profiles, and digital archives might allow people to feel connected to dead loved ones. If you visit a particular website or sites to connect with a loved one who has passed, please consider participating in my research. To learn more about the project and about participating, please contact me at molly.hales@berkeley.edu.
  5. Have you or someone you know lost a pet due to death or uncertain loss in the last 2-24 months? Researchers at Macquarie University are looking for individuals who are 18 years old or over and have lost their pet in the past 2-24 months. The study is to help researchers develop a greater understanding of how individuals cope with the grief felt following the loss or death of a pet. Pets are such an important part of our lives and so I'm sure many of you will agree this is a crucial area of study The research will involve completing an initial survey, which should take no longer than 40 minutes. After completion a member of the research team will contact you twice at weekly intervals with a second URL to complete the shorter follow up survey, which should last no longer than 15 minutes each time. If you would like to take part in the survey, please follow this link: http://tiny.cc/petgriefsurvey If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the researcher Chloe Green (email: chloe.green@mq.edu.au).
  6. I am doing research that relates to how others feel about there greatest loss.Additionally, I am interested in comparing how others react differently to death. So if anyone could answer these five questions i would really appreciate it. What was your greatest loss so far in your life? What exactly happened? Were there any unusual thoughts or feeling you had as a result from this loss? How were your sleep patterns affected by this loss? What words best describe exactly what you lost from your life?
  7. I am currently collecting data to complete a dissertation study of bereaved parents. The purpose of this study is to expand on existing knowledge and potentially reduce the isolation experienced by the bereaved. Selected participants will include biological and adoptive parents, who have experienced the sudden death of a child, and whose child was between the ages of 2 and 12 at the time of death. The child’s death must have occurred prior to February 20, 2012 and parents must reside in the Continental United States. Each participant, after consenting to engage in this study, will be interviewed via telephone, by the researcher Thomas Fulbrook. For information, please contact Thomas Fulbrook at childlossstudy@gmail.com. I would also add that I have experienced the death of a child and understand the hesitation to participate in research. Please know that you will be treated with the utmost respect and your information will be held in the strictest of confidence. 03/23/2014 Just an update that this is still an active study and there is a small compensation for the participants time. Interviewees may select their choice of a $20.00 Walmart, Target, or Amazon gift card. Tom Fulbrook childlossstudy@gmail.com
  8. Hi, my name is Perri Grabow, and I'm a graduate student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. I'm currently collecting data for my thesis, which focuses on the grief experience and posttraumatic growth. I’m interested in the experiences of individuals who have experienced a significant loss between six months ago and ten years ago. The study takes place entirely online and typically takes about 20 minutes to complete. I believe this research is an important investigation of the grief experiences of individuals. Responses are anonymous; participants are assigned a random combination of letters and numbers that are associated with their responses when the data is stored. Access to the data is only available to the investigator and her advisor. Your assistance would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration. If you decide you want to participate, please click the link below. https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3JLMutyL65MG6sB
  9. Judy Hefren is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University, College of Social Work, whose only son died in 2007 at the age of 17. She is conducting research in hopes of gaining a better understanding of how and to what extent the significance that parents place on the belongings of their child who has died impacts the grief process. Her hope is that this research may in some way help parents make these difficult decisions about belongings following the death of a child. If you are comfortable in doing so, Judy would appreciate it if you would consider completing this survey which may be found at https://fsu.qualtric...a9RgmjSubZrWS9f . This link will take you to a webpage that will give you additional information about this study. Once you’ve read this, you will have the opportunity to consent to be part of the study.
  10. Hello! My name is Kelsey and I am a junior at Luther College. I have personally lost my mother to breast cancer when I was 6 years old. I am writing a research paper on how losing a mother to cancer at a young age (6-12) impacts female's relationships later in life. To participate you must be female, over the age of 18, have lost your mother to cancer between the ages of 6 & 12, and have been in at least one intimate, romantic relationship. If you personally have experienced this, or know someone that does, and would like to participate in a short phone interview, I would greatly appreciate it! All names will be changed for confidentiality protection as well as any information you provide me during the interview. This research project has been approved through my college's HSRB board. Just message me on here or email me at gundke01@luther.edu if you are interested. Thanks!