My name is Jennifer Miesch. I am a graduate student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oregon. I am writing to invite you to participate in my graduate research study examining career planning and career development for college women with learning disabilities. There is very little research about how to improve career development services for women with learning disabilities. If you are a female college student who has a learning disability, you are eligible to participate and contribute to research about women with LD!
If you decide to participate in this study, you will complete a brief online questionnaire. This questionnaire takes approximately 25 to 35 minutes to complete. The questionnaire is on surveymonkey.com, and is 508 compliant. If you are one of the first 180 participants to submit a completed survey, you will receive a $15 Target gift card if you provide your contact information. Your contact information will be kept separate from your survey, will only be used to mail a gift card to you, and will then be erased after the gift card has been mailed.
Participation in the study is completely voluntary. Participating or choosing not to participate will have no effect on your relationship to UO. If you are interested in participating in the study or obtaining more information, please go to the following web address: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HCR92C3
You may also forward this message to other college women with diagnosed learning disabilities.
If you have any questions concerning this research study, please do not hesitate to contact either me, Jennifer Miesch, at jmiesch[@]uoregon.edu or Benedict McWhirter, Ph.D. at benmcw[@]uoregon.edu. This study has been reviewed by the University of Oregon Office for Protection of Human Subjects. For more information about your rights as a research participant, you may email the office at human_subjects[@]orc.uoregon.edu.
Thank you very much.