Extra Credit Research #6 – Social Problems

Below is an invitation to another research opportunity that I will mention in class. To earn the extra credit you must print (or take a screen shot of) the opening page of the survey and submit it to me.

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Recruitment Information

You are invited to participate in a study about how people of different ages, genders and cultural backgrounds evaluate behaviors of others and define the central issues in a social problem. This study is completely voluntary. You will be asked to complete several questionnaires that assess different ways of thinking about certain behaviors and social issues. You will also be asked some demographic information such as your age, gender, ethnicity, and your level of education. Completing these surveys should take about 45 minutes. You will have the opportunity to learn about the data analysis and results if you wish. The surveys are strictly confidential. All responses will be used for data analysis and archival purposes only. You will receive extra credit (determined by the instructor) for participating in the study.

If you are willing to participate in this study, the procedure is as follows:

  • Click the following link to get access to the online survey:

https://universityofalabama.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0PuNQRDvEVj8NBX

(The survey won’t be activated until 5:00 pm, April 27th).

  • At the beginning of the survey, you will see an information sheet. You will need to provide your CWID and the class you are in (for purpose of extra credit).
  • Please follow the instructions when you are doing the survey and finish the questionnaires in one sitting with minimum distraction.

To receive the extra credit, you must complete the survey by midnight, April 30th. A list of all students who have “completed” the survey will be emailed to your instructor on May 1st.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Yangxue Dong at ydong2@crimson.ua.edu.

Thank you!

Journal Entry 25 – Write Your Own Eulogy

Imagine you are delivering the eulogy at your own funeral. What would you say. How would you want to be remembered. You can write it as if you are at the end of the long life you still expect to live or as if you were eulogizing yourself today, as you currently are. It can be long or short. It can have a funny or serious tone.

Here’s a link as an example of a touching tribute that is short and poignant from a wife to her late husband

Journal Entry #24 – Your Family History of Aging

Below is a picture of the oldest living American, Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas. She is 116 years old and one of only 4 living American’s who was born in the 1800s. For this journal entry write down: a) the oldest living relative (great grandparent, aunt, etc.) in your family, b) the general age range for how long people live in your family history, and c) any common late-life health problems that run in your family (cancer, heart disease, dementia)?

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Extra Credit Research #5 – Finances

Below is an invitation to another research opportunity that I will mention in class. To earn the extra credit you must print (or take a screen shot of) the opening page of the survey and submit it to me.

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We are asking for your participation in an online study about your financial attitudes, knowledge and access to financial counseling. To participate, you need to meet ALL of the following criteria:

  1. You need to be at least 19 years of age.
  2. You need to be enrolled as a student at the University of Alabama.

Participation will take place through an online survey taking approximately 10-15 minutes.

You may complete the survey by following this link: https://universityofalabama.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ernHSNEOP9rflWd

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about this study, please email: mwilmarth@ches.ua.edu