Now - October 5th: Survey Participants Needed! "Information Seeking Behavior of Public Health Professionals in the U.S."

September 11, 2017 12:30 PM | Anonymous

Dear Minnesota Public Health Association Members,


We have been invited to assist in a student's dissertation research project, to study how we as public health professionals receive and seek information. Please read below for additional details and survey link. Surveys open now through October 5, 2017. 

Thank you for taking a few minutes to volunteer in this student's project!


You are cordially invited to participate in a research study entitled "Information Seeking Behavior of Public Health Professional in the U.S." The purpose of the study is to investigate how public health professionals seek information in the digital environment as well as understand the obstacles public health professionals experience in accessing and finding information from electronic resources.

The research study will be anonymous, you are not asked to provide your name. Your answers and comments are confidential and will be aggregated in the analysis. It will take around 15-20 minutes to answer the questions. Your participation is highly appreciated, 20-30 people selected from random drawing will be awarded an incentives worth of $30.

If you have any questions you may contact Sarah Al-Mahmoud at  a Ph.D. student at Simmons College or her dissertation committee Chair Dr.Rong Tang at If you have questions about your right as a research subject you may contact the Human Protections Administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs, Simmons College at +16175212415

The deadline of completion is Oct. 5th, 2017.


Please click on the link below to answer the survey.

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