This research is being conducted by Dr. Melissa Lewis from the
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of
Washington. This study has been approved by the University of Washington Human
Subjects Division Institutional Review Board. If you would like to ask any
questions about this information or about our confidential study, please call us
at 206-685-4510 or e-mail email@example.com*.
We would like to invite you to participate in a
confidential, online research study about
young adults' use of social networking sites with the long-term goal of studying
stress, coping, and other health behaviors during the transition to
- Please fill out the next few screens that ask demographic questions (e.g.,
age, gender) and contact information (if you are 17, please see
below)1 to see if you fit our study needs. This information will be
- If a potential fit, we will contact you by phone to give you more
information and to verify your eligibility.
- All individuals meeting eligibility over the phone will be entered
into a drawing to win an Apple iPad2 (valued at
If you are eligible and choose to participate, you will be emailed an
invitation to complete a one-time confidential online survey
(approximately 30-40 minutes to complete).
Those who participate and complete the full survey will be e-mailed a
$25 Amazon.com gift certificate within two weeks of
If you are 17 years old, please fill out the demographic questions and
contact information. We also ask for your parent/guardian(s)' contact
information. Before we can contact you about the larger study, we need parental
permission for further contact. This study is completely confidential. Your
parents will NEVER have access to any of your answers should you choose to
2If you win the iPad, you will be asked, but not
required, to provide your social security number for a prize receipt per
University of Washington financial regulations.
*We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of e-mail