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Communication Research Study Participation Opportunity

Title: Facebook Communication Study
Principal Investigator: Dr. Bree McEwan
Phone: (480) 518-4346
Email: NJ-Lindsey@wiu.edu
Description: This study is a three part study on how we communicate with our Facebook friends. If you agree to participate in this study you will be asked to a) complete a survey regarding one of your Facebook friends, b) complete a daily diary for a month regarding your interactions with your Facebook friend, and c) complete a second survey regarding your relationship with your Facebook friend in a month.
YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED PART ONE BY APRIL 4, 2014 TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY.
Phases(if applicable): Part one: You will fill out a survey that will take ten to fifteen minutes regarding one of your Facebook friends. During part one we will ask you for a valid email address so that we can contact you regarding parts two and three. We will ONLY use your email address to contact you about the study.

Part two: Part two will take approximately three weeks. We will ask you to monitor how often you communicate with one of your Facebook friends. We will ask you to fill out a short survey each day for four weeks regarding how often you communicated with that individual. We may send you email reminders to fill out this short survey. Each survey is expected to take 5 minutes or less.

Part three: At the end of the four weeks will we send you an email with a final survey for you to fill out regarding your Facebook friend. This survey is expected to take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
Duration: Participants will spend 180 Minutes Total, (including 15 minutes in Phase 1, 5 min/day for 30 days in Phase 2, and 15 minutes in Phase 3
Consult instructor for extra credit available. YOU MAY SPLIT YOUR PARTICIPATION CREDIT FOR THIS STUDY BETWEEN UP TO THREE CLASSES.
Number of Participants: 150
Location of Data collection:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WIUFacebook 2

Start Date: 1/20/2014
End Date: 4/4/2014 or when 150 participants obtained.
Data collection dates and times:

Data collection will be online but ongoing over the course of three weeks.

PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLETE THE TIME 1 SURVEY BEFORE APRIL 4th!

Extra Credit info reported to course instructors: No later than: 5/2/2014.