[KI-LC] Fwd: Contact Form: Virginia Tech Study on Reactions to Covid-19

Colin Wallis Kantara colin at kantarainitiative.org
Thu May 21 17:24:20 UTC 2020

LC Chairs, Co and Vice Chair..

It seems legit, so perhaps consider cascading down through your WG

There's no pressure nor compulsion - you know your WG participants best, so
it's over to you to gauge the reaction.

Sorry that it has taken me a while to get to this..

Kind regards
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Date: Mon, May 11, 2020 at 7:26 PM
Subject: Contact Form: Virginia Tech Study on Reactions to Covid-19
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From: A.K. Ward <akward at vt.edu>
Subject: Virginia Tech Study on Reactions to Covid-19

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Message Body:

I am conducting a research study (reviewed by Virginia Tech’s IRB, #20-310)
to explore reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am contacting you in
particular because many members of your association meet the criteria for
my participant pool: they are over the age of 18, living in the U.S., and
were working prior to the pandemic (though they may or may not be
If you think your association members may be interested in participating,
please send the following recruitment statement to your listserv.

Thank you,

AK Ward, Assistant Professor, Management Department
Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech

Participant Recruitment Statement: Participate in a Virginia Tech Study on
reactions to COVID-19

My name is A.K. Ward, and I conduct research at Virginia Tech. The purpose
of my current work is to study reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. This
research study was reviewed by Virginia Tech’s IRB (#20-310). Participation
involves a 15-minute on-line survey that presents measures of your
attitudes, values, and behaviors, as well as demographics. Participation is
voluntary and presents no harm to you. The deadline to participate is
Friday, May 15th, by 5pm EST.

Click here to participate:

I will attempt to recruit up to 5,000 participants. To participate in this
survey, you must….
*Be over the age of 18
*Currently live in the U.S.
*Have been working full-time in the weeks leading up to the COVID-19
emergence in the United States (January-February, 2020).

Anonymity/confidentiality: All responses will be confidential. Only I will
have access to your responses, and only group-level results will be
reported. You will not be forced to provide identifying information.

If you have any questions, please contact me (akward at vt.edu, 540-231-7925).
If you have any questions about the protection of human research
participants regarding this study, you may contact the Virginia Tech
Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects:
540-231-3732; irb at vt.edu.

AK Ward, Assistant Professor of Management
Pamplin College of Business, Virginia

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