Tuesday, October 13, 2009

*engaged* research

This fantastic (and blog famous!) shoot can be found at Once Wed. Photographed by Tec Petaja

As a medical student I have participated in a NUMBER of random research projects - the most memorable was an "injection" lab where my lil feet were poked with various sized needles to determine pain thresholds. Let me tell you, that wasn't quite as much fun as this research project that you are invited to participate in.

Christina, a doctoral student at University of Virginia contacted me to help recruit engaged couples for her research study. Here's her plug:

Engaged volunteers needed!

I am looking for volunteers for a study of attitudes towards marriage and parenthood among engaged couples. The study consists of a 25-30 minute online survey. To qualify for the study, you must be 20-35 years old, live in the U.S., and plan to marry or have a commitment ceremony within the next 365 days. You and your romantic partner must not have children, and this must be the first marriage for both of you.

You can:

-Help a doctoral candidate;

-Increase the pool of scientific knowledge;

-Support research on marriage and families; and

-Spend some time thinking about your relationship!

I am working with Dr. Charlotte J. Patterson, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. This study has been approved by the University of Virginia Institutional Review Board #2009025800.

If you and/or your romantic partner are interested in participating or want further information, please email me at survey.couples@gmail.com. I will send you a link that you can use to access the study.


  1. How interesting. I would volunteer if I didn't already know my husband would say no. lol.

  2. Thanks for the link! how interesting!



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