2019-04-14 18:19:29

Hi all,
As part of my MPhil degree in Theoretical and Applied linguistics at the University of Cambridge, I am conducting research on how blind and sighted adults understand and interpret language. I am looking for congenitally blind and early blind and sighted adults aged between 18 and 67, who do not have any additional disabilities, and who grew up in an English-speaking country. I am currently finalizing my survey and expect to complete it within a week.  I expect it to take between 40-45 minutes when finished. Participants in the survey will be entered into a draw to win four £25.00 amazon.co.uk gift cards. Anyone who would like to participate in the survey please e-mail me  at my academic address ([email protected]), and I will send out the survey when it is completed.

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2019-04-14 23:28:30

This sounds interesting. You should post details of the survey more widely though so you get more participants. Also, can't you just post the survey link publicly?

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2019-04-15 00:31:02

Hi,
I tried posting on many groups I am subscribed to. Do you have any suggestions as to where else  I could post?
Also, the reason I do not distribute the link publicly is  that I don't want participants who do not qualify from taking the study.  Additionally, I am using a latin square design, in which I use some of my items in one survey and some in  a second version. As I will personally send the links, I can assure that a more or less equal number of people take  the survey.

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2019-04-15 01:21:26

Try /r/blind on reddit, just make sure to mention that their is compensation in the title, and that your blind, that should help.

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2019-04-15 02:34:25

Thanks Defender, done.

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2019-04-17 03:39:41

Hi All,
I haven't been able to achieve a good number of blind participants in the study. Anyone know where else I can post this?

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2019-04-17 05:30:05

I am willing to join your study if you need me to.

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2019-04-17 06:12:23

Does your home language need to be english? I'm not sure if by english-speaking country you mean countries where english is mostly the home language, or where it is commonly spoken

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2019-04-17 10:46:13

Will be both. I know a Little of linguistic things btw, but my homeland isn't english speaking so...

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2019-04-17 19:17:53

Hi Jayde,
That would be much appreciated. And to all, the home language isn't important. What is certainly important is that you be born and raised in a country where English is the language and is spoken, e.g the US, the UK, Australia, South Africa etc.

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2019-04-27 05:28:36

Hi all,
I just wanted to provide an update. The study is ready completely. I am now waiting for the go ahead to start sending out the links. I will also see if I can apply for additional money through my scholarship so I can offer different types of rewards and more cash prizes. Thank you to all who contacted me to participate. If anyone else would like to participate, I am very much in need of more participants.

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2019-04-30 20:30:12

Hi all,
I have finally completed all the corrections to the survey, and sent it out to everyone who contacted me. I still need both sighted and blind participants however. Thank you to all of you who contacted me for this.

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2019-04-30 20:41:54

Does India count as an English speaking country?
We are tought English as the first subject / language (that is all of our subjects are in English) besides the well, ehh languages wink so if it does count, I would be glad to hop on.
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2019-04-30 22:16:32

Hi,
If English is spoken in the country, and an offitial language, then of course.

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2019-05-01 13:15:15

I sent an email to the address given in the first post at some point but never got a response so not sure if you got it.

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2019-05-01 17:52:19

Hi,
I did respond to all e-mails I got yesterday. Didn't you  et the message? If not, could you contact me again? I am 100% sure I replied to you.

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2019-05-01 17:53:32

in fact, I replied to you on 18:19 UK time.

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2019-05-08 17:58:25 (edited by enes 2019-05-08 18:48:00)

Hi all,
I have great news! I have been able to acquire a further £400.00 in funding! This means that I have increased the  number of vouchers to 20!  Also, I can offer any cash prizes which are £25.00, not just Amazon UK vouchers. So, any participating person has a very high probability of getting a voucher. I could always use more participants, so if you fit the criteria, I would really be happy if you could participate
edited: to get rid of typos.

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2019-05-08 22:50:54

I've just sent you an email. This sounds interesting and I hope I can help you out.

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2019-05-09 11:31:32

thanks chris, I replied.

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2019-05-09 14:39:18

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2019-05-16 06:08:39

Hi all,
So an update. I plan to close the study soon, in the next few hours, so any of you who got the link I recommend you complete it.
Interestingly, only 28 have requested a voucher, which basicly means that only 8 people won't get a voucher. There probably was never a study where the possibility of getting a voucher was so high lol.

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