Studies Seeking Participants

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TECHNOLOGYThe research studies listed here require the involvement of community participants. All studies are conducted by Wichita State University Researchers. These studies have been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board in order to assure that the rights and welfare of subjects who participate in research conducted by WSU faculty, staff and students are protected and that the University is in compliance with federal requirements (Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 46).

If you are a WSU researcher seeking study participants, contact the IRB administrator by email or phone at 978-6922.

Souvenirs of War: Vietnam and the Combat Snapshot

WSU Communication Researcher Seeks Vietnam Veterans for Study Dr. Jennifer Tiernan, assistant professor in the Elliott School of Communication, is seeking Vietnam Veterans to participate in a study about snapshot photos taken by Vietnam veterans and support staff during their time in Vietnam. Please contact Dr. Tiernan via email at Jennifer.tiernan@wichita.edu or telephone at 316-978-6080 if you are interested in participating or have questions about the study.


Eye-tracking behaviors study seeks 3-month old infants

PhD student researcher in WSU’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is currently recruiting mothers and their infants to participate in a study of infant eye-tracking behaviors. If you have an infant who is 3 months old (11 – 13 weeks), or will be 3 months old in July, weighed between 5.5 and 10 lbs. at birth, and was born between 37 and 40 weeks gestation, you may be eligible to participate.

This study will require participation in 4 sessions on 4 separate days.  This includes 4 visits to the WSU campus.  One visit will be an interview, and picture (30 minutes). If eligible, the 2nd thru 4th visits will include the infant’s participation in the eye-tracking study (30 minutes).

You will receive a $10 gift card for completing Day 1, a $15 gift card for completing Day 2, a $20 gift card for completing Day 3, and a $25 gift card for completing Day 4.

Please contact Jennifer at (316) 573-9700 if you are interested in participating


Nutrition supplement study seeks golfers aged 20-55

The Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Human Performance Studies is
looking for male golfers with a 3-8 golf handicap between the ages of 20-55 years to participate
in a double-blind, placebo controlled trial to test the effects of a nutritional supplement on golfspecific and biophysical measures of performance during a 36-hole golf tournament. A cash prize will be awarded for finishing in 1st and 2nd place. If you are interested in volunteering for this study or have a question, please contact Aaron Tribby (417-459-8636) or Petey Mumford (620-727-4750) or by email at wsuhpl@gmail.com.