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Volunteers Needed for NCSU Research Study- Make $15!

submitted by biendly2 on Thursday, January 11 at 2:38 PM

Researchers at NC State and Duke are collaborating in one of the largest memory projects in the world and we need your help!
The focus of the research study is to look at different types of memory and assess how genetic differences influence performance.

The study involves taking a computerized touch-screen test which lasts approximately 60 minutes. The test will measure different types of memory (visual, verbal, etc.) and the results will then be used to assess whether there are any correlations between test performance and genetics.

Volunteers will also have to give a small blood sample (approx. 20 mL) for DNA extraction and analysis.

After taking the test and giving a blood sample you'll be paid $15.

If interested please email memorygenes@ncsu.edu.

posted by mdbncsu on Thursday, January 11 at 4:13 PM

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therealramet
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$15 is very little....

1/11/2007 6:19:33 PM

budman97420
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15 dollars for an hour of time and a blood sample hahahaha yeah right

1/11/2007 6:51:43 PM

dannydigtl
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"Volunteer"

1/11/2007 7:07:07 PM

rflong
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ha ha what a ripoff

1/11/2007 9:30:33 PM

NCSULilWolf
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I would be sooooo bored after an hour of touch-screen test... make it $50 and we'd be in business

1/11/2007 11:16:28 PM

stategrad100
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I lose more than $15 if I gave up an hour for this.

Besides I was going to do a memory study anyway, but then I forgot. . . .

1/12/2007 3:19:50 AM

arcgreek
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I'm going to not eat for a day and sleep only an hour before and throw some shit off.

1/12/2007 9:32:22 AM

biendly2
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Look guys, if you think this is a ripoff then don't do it, thats fine. But don't talk crap about it.

We're looking for [i]volunteers[i] so this obviously isn't going to be the best money you've ever made. We need at least 1000 volunteers so we're already looking at using $15,000 of our grant to pay people. I'd love to pay you each $50 if i could, but thats not how science, especially at a public university, works. If this were a private company with billions of dollars it might be different, but we have to apply for grants for all this, and it's not the easiest thing to get them.

So please, if you guys want to help advance our knowledge of how memory is different between people, that'd be great. And if not, then just move on.

1/12/2007 9:44:51 AM

Sputter
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There are some people that sleep down on Hillsborough St. that would be happy to volunteer

1/12/2007 9:56:55 AM

twolfpack3
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Quote :
"I'd love to pay you each $50 if i could, but thats not how science, especially at a public university, works"


LOL. Either your not very good at getting grants or your research just isn't that interesting.

When my group takes volunteers, we pay them about the same, but it only takes 20/30min.

Good luck finding suckers to be apart of this.

1/12/2007 10:50:52 AM

elkaybie
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HA!!! $15...what a fucking joke

1/12/2007 11:20:00 AM

elwhite
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hey if u got an hr to kill bt classes its not a bad way to go. but it doesnt help that the address doesnt work...

1/13/2007 12:00:04 AM

FykalJpn
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I think you all just need to accept the fact that an hour of your lives just isn't worth all that much...

1/13/2007 9:56:33 AM

biendly2
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Sorry about the email not working...I don't know whats going on with it.

If you're interested you can email me at pkhunt@ncsu.edu.

Thanks

1/13/2007 11:57:28 AM

Perlith
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"LOL. Either your not very good at getting grants or your research just isn't that interesting. "


You are a graduate student and are still knocking other people's research? That's just sad.

And from a marketing standpoint, $15 won't sell. You need to come up with something a bit more creative to make it work. I think it was food science (or something similar) did taste tests in Withers two years ago and it worked out EXTREMELY well. Their key was having folks work in rotations during peak hours (10am-4pm generally). I think they gave out $5 Food Lion cards for 15-20 minutes of a person's time. Granted, you are under different circumstances, but if you want to make this work, you need to market it better.

[Edited on January 15, 2007 at 7:24 PM. Reason : .]

1/15/2007 7:24:15 PM

ThePeter
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Works for me. Sometimes I like to, you know, help out, and not bitch about opportunities.

1/22/2007 8:10:31 PM

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