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Asked 21st May, 2017

# Recruiting student-athletes for research for dissertation...need help.

Fellow researchers. I am a doctoral candidate and assistant professor trying to complete my dissertation to finalize my degree. I'm in the process of developing a new instrument and need help recruiting student-athletes for my study (I currently work at a very small private school with a limited number of students).

For my study participants (i.e., student-athletes aged 18+) need to complete an online survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete. Please share the link to my study with any athletes you may know. I still need about 50 more participants to finish data collection. Participants who complete the study will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 visa gift cards.

The link to the survey is http://tinyurl.com/PRKOATv2

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