July 27, 2017

Military spouses sought to participate in research

Colorado State University Doctoral Candidate Heather Chadwick and colleagues are seeking research participants for a study on the lived educational experiences of military spouses who are pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Called "A Qualitative Study on the Nontraditional Undergraduate Experiences of Military Spouses," the study asks participants to complete a brief demographic survey and participate in a 1 hour audio-recorded interview to discuss experiences as a military spouse pursuing an undergraduate degree. The interview will take place at a time and location that is convenient and comfortable to each participant.

Investigators are also asking participants to complete an activity after the initial data analysis is completed. The activity is called member checking, and involves participants' reviewing the transcript to ensure its accuracy. This activity will involve no more than 1 additional hour. 

Participation in this research is voluntary. Anyone taking part in the study may withdraw consent and stop at any time without penalty.  Each participant will be compensated with a $10.00 Wal-mart gift card. Researchers will not collect names or personal identifiers of anyone agreeing to take part.

If you would like to join the study, or have any questions about the research, please contact Heather Chadwick at 714-423-8595, heatherleechadwick@gmail.com, or Dr. Linda Kuk Linda.Kuk@colostate.edu.