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  1. Swamp Stalker

    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    Hey guys! As most of you know, I'm a psychology major. My plan is to be a psychologist at a VA hospital, so I can give back and help my fellow brothers and sisters. In order for me to do this I need to separate myself from the pack. I have been doing this the past year or by volunteering to work for a professor doing research. In doing so I have gained knowledge and valuable experience. In my short time there, I am a 3rd author on a graduate students manuscript on Military Sexual Trauma (MST) which will be published this summer. I have also presented a poster on the Relationship of Self-Esteem and PTSD at a national conference this past fall. The professor generously agreed to be my supervisor on my own research project in which I received a grant from the university for undergraduate research.

    My interest area is PTSD in the military population. It will be an online survey taking approximately 30-45 minutes. To be eligible, you need to be a veteran and have experienced combat. Eligible participants who complete the survey will receive a $6.00 Amazon gift card via email.

    I'm hoping to start data collection (once I receive final IRB approval) within a few weeks.

    Once everything is a go, I will post up a link to the study. I need 200 participants.

    I'm asking for help from you all who are on social media, to post up on your facebook pages: the flyer, and the link to the study. Of course, if you are eligible, please complete the survey and earn your $6.00 Amazon gift card!

    Thank you all for taking a few minutes to read this, and your consideration in helping myself, and future generations of veterans!

    Joe
     
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    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

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    Congrats on being close to starting your research! I remember the stress and challenge of doing my own research project for my master's last spring. I am not a veteran so I cannot be a participant, but pass along a link to the survey when it is available. I have several friends I can try to recruit for you.
     
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    Thank you so much!
     
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    takemrarely Weekend Warrior

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    How are you assuring that the people who complete your survey are truly members of the group you want your data from.... ie real veterans?


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    Good question. There are screening questions in place, and there are also questions within the surveys that only veterans will know the answers to.

    I am using self-report measures which have proven to be pretty reliable. I wish I could conduct one on one interviews, however I am only a junior in college and do not have access to those type of grant funds that would be needed to conduct such a project.

    This is not groundbreaking research. laws and rules will not be changed from the results of this project. Again, I’m a junior in college.


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