As you might expect, there has recently been an increase in the number of research studies focusing on dads. for years, the research experts have mainly targeted moms and now realize that dads fit into the parenting equation as well. From time to time, we get requests from Doctors, Research experts, and even some graduate students asking if we have dads who might be interested in participating in a research study.
Check this one out focusing on fathers & stepfathers from a doctoral candidate. You can even earn a nominal $7 giftcard for Amazon for volunteering 20 minutes of your time.
I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan in
clinical psychology. I am writing you today in hopes that you
might be able to help me with a research study that I am
currently running. The research study is designed to look at
issues that fathers and stepfathers face. For this study, I
need fathers and stepfathers to complete a 15-20 minute online
research survey. Participants will receive $7 in the form of an
amazon.com gift card for their participation. To see if
participants are eligible for the study, I ask that they
complete a 30 second screener and if they are eligible, I will
email them a link to the full survey.
I’m hoping that you could pass the link for the screener on to
your members in case any fathers participating in your group
are interested in being a part of the study.
Here is the link to the screener:
Danielle Shapiro, M.S.
Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology and Women’s Studies
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan
A little more insight into the research study because I asked Danielle what got her interested in doing this type of research so I may share this with potential interview candidates.
Thanks for following up and those are all great questions. I found your group from the parenting group index on meetup.com; I use meetups to find potential participants because people who are a part of meetups relevant to parenting are typically very engaged. And you’re right, there are significantly more research studies on mothering (and when studies are on “parenting” they often really mean that they are on mothering). I am interested in gender, parenting, and mental health, so I’m interested in factors that might affect men in different ways from how they affect women. Initially, I studied mothers’ experiences and am now turning my attention to fatherhood because I expect that fathers will have quite different experiences. If your group is interested, I can pass along any relevant findings that I have when the study is complete.