Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are conducting a study on caregivers’ perceptions of infants’ general behavior and needs in the first few months of life.
You DO NOT have to be a parent to take part and your participation is completely voluntary.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- Anyone who is the primary or occasional caregiver for a child 5 years old or younger. Participants can be fathers, mothers, guardians, relatives, nannies, babysitters, and friends who have cared for an infant during the last five years.
- Please Note: Individuals who currently live in a residence with a child under the age of 2 are not eligible to participate.
- Any person who meets the above criteria and is fluent in English.
WHAT DOES PARTICIPATION INVOLVE?
- Eligible participants will take part in a one-hour group discussion with other primary or occasional caregivers of infants. The group discussions will be moderated by a trained researcher.
- A group discussion will be held in Fayetteville on Monday, November 5 at 4pm and 6pm.
WILL I GET ANYTHING IN RETURN FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDY?
- Each person who is deemed eligible to participate and signs a general consent form indicating his or her willingness to take part in the study will receive a $50 gift card.
HOW WILL MY PRIVACY BE PROTECTED?
- The researchers will take every appropriate measure to safeguard the privacy of the study’s participants.
- All personal information and data gathered from participants will be erased/destroyed after a fixed amount of time (one or five years, depending on the type of information).
- You will only be contacted regarding the group discussion meeting date, time, and location, or if the research team requires a clarification following the group discussion.
- Each participant can elect to use either a pseudonym (fake name) or his or her real first name during the group discussion.
Space in each session is limited, so don’t delay – please contact us immediately at: NCResearchStudy@gmail.com