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Graduate Student Project
« on: March 07, 2011, 04:44:51 PM »

(If you've already taken this. Please do it again. The survey has been revised. Thanks!)

To whom it may concern,

You are invited to participate in a research project conducted through the University of Northern Iowa. The investigators, Ian Hopkins, Kiranjeet Dhillon, and April Larson are working on a project titled: Gender as a Predictor of Competitive Success in Intercollegiate Forensics. We are researching gender as a predictor of the level of success in intercollegiate forensics at national tournaments. We are interested in your experience with gender equality within the activity.

We are seeking voluntary participants to complete the anonymous survey and would appreciate your assistance in the distribution of the survey url to your team and others involved in the collegiate forensics activity. You may access the survey at

As a participant in this research, you will be asked to complete a short survey that consists of 19 questions. The survey will take approximately ten minutes to complete online. To protect your privacy, you will not be asked to provide any identifiers such as name or school affiliation. The data collected may be published in an academic journal, or presented at a scholarly conference. Your participation is completely voluntary and you may wish to exit the survey at any time without penalty.

If you have questions about the study, please contact Ian Hopkins at (319)273-2217 at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa. Questions can also be directed to our Faculty Advisor, Dr. April Chatham-Carpenter at the Department of Communications Studies, University of Northern Iowa (319) 273-5901 or by email at You can also contact the office of the Human Participants Coordinator, University of Northern Iowa, at (319)273-2748 for answers to questions about rights of research participants and the participant review process.

Thank you,

Ian Hopkins, Kiranjeet Dhillon, and April Larson